It is with great pleasure and honor to represent the government and the people of the Republic of Zambia.
Welcome to our official site. Here, you will be able to obtain information about Zambia and access resources provided by the Zambian Embassy as well as Zambian organizations. I eagerly look forward to working closely with the community in order to provide the maximum support for our Zambian citizens, visitors and friends of Zambia.
I am grateful to the Zambian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their confidence in my abilities to represent Zambia's interests. Honorary Consuls are not employed by the Zambian government. They perform their honorary consulate duties on a voluntary basis.
LOCATION Located in the Southern Africa sub-region, Zambia is a landlocked country covering an area of 752,614 sq km of which 11,890 sq km is covered by water. The country is bordered by Tanzania (in the north), Malawi (in the east), Mozambique (in the south-east), Zimbabwe (in the south), Botswana and Namibia (in the South West), Angola (in the west) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (in the north-west).
CLIMATE Zambia has a pleasant tropical climate that is characterized by humid subtropical or tropical wet and dry conditions, with small stretches of semi-arid climate in the south-west and along the Zambezi Valley. The seasonal variations in temperature and rainfall are wide with the month of October being the hottest. There are three main seasons;
Wet: November - April
Hot and Dry: September - October
Cool and Dry: May - August
ECONOMIC OVERVIEW The country's economy has historically been based on the Copper Mining Industry. However, the Zambian Government is undertaking economic diversification to reduce the country's reliance on the Copper Industry and exploit other components of Zambia's rich resource base by promoting Agriculture, Tourism, Gemstone Mining and Hydro Power generation. The growth sectors that the Government is presently promoting include; Mining, Agriculture, Energy, Manufacturing and Tourism. These sectors have experienced exponential growth in recent years, and are expected to continue to grow due to the numerous investments opportunities that are available in the country.
Major Imports and Exports Copper and Cobalt are the major traditional export products but the country also has a range of exportable products in the non traditional category, and these include;
Ores Slag and Ash
Sugar and Sugar Confectionery
The Country's major imports include;
Oil and Oil Products
Boilers Machinery and Mechanical
POLITICAL SYSTEM Zambia is a multi-party democracy country with a distinct separation of powers between the three arms of Government; legislature (Parliament), executive (Cabinet) and judiciary (Courts of Law). The President (who must belong to a political party) and Members of Parliament are elected by the people. The President appoints Cabinet Ministers from the elected and nominated members of parliament. The Parliament, headed by the Speaker of the National Assembly, comprises 150 elected members and up to 8 members nominated by the President. The Supreme Court is the highest Court of Appeal and is headed by the Chief Justice.