Zambia - Population



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The population of Zambia in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 10,812,000, which placed it as number 73 in population among the 193 nations of the world. In that year approximately 3% of the population was over 65 years of age, with another 48% of the population under 15 years of age. There were 99 males for every 100 females in the country in 2003. According to the UN, the annual population growth rate for 2000–2005 is 1.16%, with the projected population for the year 2015 at 12,670,000. The population density in 2002 was 13 per sq km (34 per sq mi).

It was estimated by the Population Reference Bureau that 40% of the population lived in urban areas in 2001. The capital city, Lusaka, had a population of 1,577,000 in that year. Estimates for other cities included Kitwe (439,000), Ndola (376,000), Mufulira (176,999), Chingola (186,000), and Kabwe (210,000). The main urban concentrations were in the Copperbelt mining complex. According to the United Nations, the urban population growth rate for 2000–2005 was 2.6%.

The prevalence of AIDS/HIV has had a significant impact on the population of Zambia. The United Nations estimated that 21.6% of adults between the ages of 15–49 were living with HIV/AIDS in 2001. The AIDS epidemic causes higher death and infant mortality rates, and lowers life expectancy.

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chloe
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Feb 26, 2009 @ 2:02 am
Awsome! Its so cool. 1 day i would like to go to zambia!
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Ashley
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May 18, 2009 @ 5:17 pm
Awesome I would love to visit Victoria Falls! BEAUTIFUL
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rachel
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May 31, 2009 @ 3:15 pm
doing a report on this country is so cool if i could go there it would be AWSOME :)
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sandeep pawar
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Aug 14, 2009 @ 1:01 am
i m doing my research work on hiv/aids in zambia. so anyone who can help me in this topic plz mail on my e-mail id. that is alchemistknowyou@gmail.com
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jen
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Oct 13, 2009 @ 8:20 pm
i really would love to go to zambia there is alot of people there i wish i was one of them and there is alot there that i would love to see like i dont know everything:)
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Jun 2, 2010 @ 10:10 am
To all those who would like to vist zambia,do not even hestate because you will never regret,zambia is one of the african countries which has enjoyd peace since independence come and see the beauty of zambia,it's an amazing country if you get to its heart.you wil b more than welcome. zambia the real africa!
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Aug 16, 2010 @ 9:21 pm
I feel sorry for the people that have died from the desiase Hiv
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Aug 16, 2010 @ 10:22 pm
hi to all those who would like to vist zambia,do not even hestate because you will never regret,zambia is one of the african countries which has enjoyd peace since independence come and see the beauty of zambia,it's an amazing country if you get to its heart.you wil b more than welcome. zambia the real africa!
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someone you dont know
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Oct 17, 2010 @ 3:15 pm
i am doing a project on child labor and poverty in zambia
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Mar 7, 2011 @ 8:08 am
Zambia is just the best place to be. Talk about the victoria falls which is one of the seven wonders of the world. In terms of wildlife, zambia is one of the few countries that hosts the black lechwe. In general there are a variety of wildlife species. However, zambia also faces the poverty crisis. Due to the rapid population growth, many people are unemployed. This has resulted in an increase in crime and prostitution which in turn has given way to high rates of HIV/AIDS prevalence. We as zambians should therefore learn entrepreneurship skills so that we can be self employed as well as create job opportunities for others. This reduces the amount of stress placed on the government for job creation thereby reducing poverty.
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Sep 13, 2011 @ 7:07 am
my people,we are just humans and there is totaly nothing that we can do about this disease but the only thing we can do is pray to GOD almighty to protect our lives. love and peace to everyone.

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