Zambia

Find out a little about Zambia, one of two countries which share the spectactular Victoria Falls, with our fun facts for kids, and enjoy our printable activities and flags.

The spectacular Victoria Falls
The spectacular Victoria Falls and bridge between Zambia and Zimbabwe

Fun Facts About Zambia

  • Zambia is a large landlocked country in central southern Africa, consisting of a high flat plateau with many rivers.
  • The Zambezi, one of the largest in Africa, feeds the magnificent Victoria Falls waterfall. The nearby town of Livingstone, is named after the famous missionary David Livingstone, who explored the region in 1851 when the country was part of the British Empire.
  • Most of the 13.5m people live in urban areas such as the capital Lusaka, leaving the rural regions a sparsely populated haven for wildlife. Elephants, lions and herds of antelope and zebra are popular sights for safari visitors in the National Parks whilst the rivers teem with crocodile and hippopotamus.

Zambia location map
You can print this Zambia location map here

  • Stone age settlement dates back to the beginning of civilisation. By the 12th century the Shona people inhabited the region and Portuguese settlers arrived in the 16th century.
  • Zambia gained independence in 1964 led by statesman Kenneth Kaunda, first President from 1964-1991.
  • In addition to tourism, Zambia is rich in minerals such as copper, which is exported around the world.

Crocodile spotted in the Zambezi River
Crocodile spotted in the Zambezi River


The Zambian Flag

Zambia flag

The unusual Zambian flag, adopted in 1964, has a green background with an orange coloured eagle in flight over a rectangular block of three vertical stripes - red, black and orange - placed at the far side. The green stands for the land, red for the nation's struggle for freedom, black for the Zambian people, and orange for the land's natural resources and mineral wealth. The eagle flying above the coloured stripes is intended to represent the people's ability to rise above the nation's problems.


Flags and Other Printables

Climate Of Zambia Worksheet

Climate Of Zambia Worksheet

Use this worksheet to encourage children to research the climate of Zambia. It's a fun way to record what they learn.

Packing For Zambia Worksheet

Packing For Zambia Worksheet

Can you think about the travel essentials you'd need for a trip to Zambia? Do some research, then fill the suitcase!

Zambia Booklet

Zambia Booklet

Print and fold this little booklet, then use it to collect Zambia facts and pictures! You will need our folding instructions, here.

Zambia Flag Colouring Page

Zambia Flag Colouring Page

Here's a colouring page for the flag of Zambia. It's a great way to help children remember their flags!

Zambia Flag Jigsaw

Zambia Flag Jigsaw

Print out this little flag jigsaw of the Zambia flag - it's a fun way to help children remember the flags of different countries! Instructions and cutting guides are here.

Zambia Flag Printable

Zambia Flag Printable

You can print out three different sizes of our Zambia flag - perfect for bunting, display, project work...

Zambia Location Worksheet

Zambia Location Worksheet

Find Zambia and shade it in, then mark the capital. Two versions - one easier (guided) and one harder.

Zambia National Flower Colouring Page

Zambia National Flower Colouring Page

Zambia's national flower is the glorious bougainvillaea, and you can enjoy colouring in these gorgeous flowers on our colouring page.

Fun Fact: Bougainvillaea can grow to 30 feet.

 

Zambia Notebooking Page

Zambia Notebooking Page

This notebooking page featuring the Zambia flag is a useful printable for keeping track of everything you've learned. There's space for your own map, illustration or photo, too.

Zambia On Map Of Africa

Zambia On Map Of Africa

This map pinpoints Zambia on a map of Africa. Useful for giving children an idea of size, neighbours etc.

Zambia Worksheet

Zambia Worksheet

Children can use this worksheet as a starting point or ending point for their Zambia study.

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