Zambia is an East African country surrounded by land on all sides. Eight other South African countries border the Republic of Zambia. These countries include Angola, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Zambia’s GPS Location
The GPS coordinates of Zambia are made up of a latitude of 13° 08' 25.26" S and a longitude of 27° 50' 57.50" E. These coordinates place the country of Zambia in both the southern and eastern hemispheres. As part of the southern hemisphere, this country can be found below the equator.
Most Extreme Points of Zambia
The northernmost point of Zambia can be found in the lake of Tanganyika. The latitude of Zambia’s most extreme location in the north is a latitude of 08°14' S. The farthest point in the south of Zambia is along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. As part of Zambia’s Kalomo District, the GPS coordinate of this point is 18°05' S.
In the west of Zambia, the farthest extremity is part of the border that separates Zambia and Malawi. This westernmost point is also part of the Northern Province of Zambia. This western extremity is positioned at a longitude of 32°50' E. Situated on the border that falls between the side-by-side countries of Angola and Zambia, the westernmost point of Zambia has a longitudinal coordinate of 22°00' E.
The Total Area Size and Population Density of Zambia
The total area of Zambia is divided into nine entire provinces. With a width of 320.98 miles and a length of 346.36 miles, Zambia’s total area is a grand sum of 290,586 square miles. The land regions of Zambia take up about 287,026 square miles, whereas a mere 3,560 square miles of the total area is attributed to water regions. Based on these values, Zambia is about 98.7% land and 2.3% water.
Zambia has a population size of approximately 17,909,876 people. This number, as estimated by a census in 2019, credits Zambia as being home to about 0.24% of the world’s total population. Based on this percentile, as well as the current total population of Zambia, the country ranks as the 66th most populated country around the world.