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Zambia: Geography#

LocationSouthern Africa, east of Angola, south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Geographic Coordinates15 00 S, 30 00 E -15.0,30.0
Area total: 752,618 sq km
land: 743,398 sq km
water: 9,220 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 5,664.1 km
border countries: Angola 1,110 km, Botswana 0.1 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,930 km, Malawi 837 km, Mozambique 419 km, Namibia 233 km, Tanzania 338 km, Zimbabwe 797 km
Coastline0 km (landlocked)
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Zambezi river 329 m
highest point: unnamed elevation in Mafinga Hills 2,301 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Mumpu 1951 m
According to Geonames: Chimwami 1366 m; Mundi 1360 m; Chitendi 1343 m; Ndembela 1315 m; Mwenze 1299 m

Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
Terrainmostly high plateau with some hills and mountains
Natural Hazardsperiodic drought; tropical storms (November to April)
Natural Resourcecopper, cobalt, zinc, lead, coal, emeralds, gold, silver, uranium, hydropower
Land Usearable land: 4.52%
permanent crops: 0.05%
other: 95.44% (2011)
Climatetropical; modified by altitude; rainy season (October to April)
Irrigated Land1,559 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources105.2 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesair pollution and resulting acid rain in the mineral extraction and refining region; chemical runoff into watersheds; poaching seriously threatens rhinoceros, elephant, antelope, and large cat populations; deforestation; soil erosion; desertification; lack of adequate water treatment presents human health risks
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesLusaka; Kitwe; Ndola; Kabwe; Chingola
[Verified]
Important Cities
Geography-notelandlocked; the Zambezi forms a natural riverine boundary with Zimbabwe; Lake Kariba on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border forms the world's largest reservoir by volume (180 cu km; 43 cu mi)
Important Lakes