Republic in central Africa, bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo to the north; Tanzania to the northeast; Malawi and Mozambique to the east; Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia to the south; and Angola to the west. Lusaka is the capital and largest city.
- British explorer David Livingstone first visited Zambia in 1851.
- Zambia was proclaimed independent from British control in 1964. From 1953 to 1964, it was federated with Rhodesia (then Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe) as Northern Rhodesia.
- In the 1970s, Zambia supported the movement for black majority rule in Rhodesia.