What is the capital of Zambia?
Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia, located in the central part of the country. The city has a population of about 2.2 million and is considered the economic, political and cultural center of the country. It is located at an altitude of 1,280 meters and enjoys a humid subtropical climate with a dry season from May to October and a rainy season from November to April.
Lusaka has grown rapidly since Zambia’s independence in 1964, quickly becoming the center of the country’s political and economic life. The city is home to many government institutions, embassies, international organizations, businesses and universities. The city’s most important industries are agriculture, mining and manufacturing.
As the cultural center of the country, Lusaka has many sites of tourist interest, such as the National Museum of Zambia, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Manda Hill Market, Luangwa Valley National Park and Kafue Nature Reserve. The city is also known for its lively nightlife and local cuisine, which blends African and European culinary traditions.