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Zambia Population 2023

Zambia, officially the Republic of Zambia, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central, Southern, and East Africa. As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the population of  Zambia in 2023 is 20,569,738 (2 Crore)

Estimated Population of  Zambia in 2023  – 20 million

 Zambia 2023 Population
Total Population20,569,738
Global Rank63
Land Area 743,398 sq. km (287,028 sq. mi)
Area Rank38
Pop. Density25 people/sq. km
Capital City Lusaka
Fertility Rate* 4.66
Infant mortality rate ** 39.4
Median Age  17.6 years.
Life Expectancy 64.70 years
Urban Population 45.3%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age

Religion in Zambia

Christianity is the majority religion in Zambia and its followed by 95% of the population.  Among Christians, Protestants churches (75%) have the largest adherents followed by Roman Catholics (20%) and other small Christian groups.

Protestant denominations, include Anglicanism, New Apostolic Church, Lutheranism, and the Seventh-day Adventist Church. many Zambians also observe broader, nondenominational Christian movements, such as Branhamism, Pentecostalism, and Evangelical denominations.

About  2.5% of the population observe indigenous faiths, and Islam is practiced by 0.5% of the population

Religion percentage in Zambia

Religion/ AffilationsPercentage
Christians85.5%
– Protestant – 75%
– Roman Catholic – 20%
– Other Christian – 0.5%
Other Religion 
Animist2.5%
Muslim0.5%
No religion/atheist 1.8%

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Top Cities in Zambia by Population

#CityProvincePopulation
1LusakaLusaka1,747,152
2KitweCopperbelt501,360
3NdolaCopperbelt451,246
4KabweCentral202,360
5ChingolaCopperbelt185,246
6MufuliraCopperbelt151,309
7LivingstoneSouthern134,349
8LuanshyaCopperbelt130,076
9ChipataEastern116,627
10KasamaNorthern101,845
11SolweziNorth-Western90,856
12MansaLuapula78,153
13ChililabombweCopperbelt77,818
14MazabukaSouthern71,700
15KafueLusaka71,573
16KalulushiCopperbelt51,863
17ChomaSouthern51,842
18MonguWestern49,818
19Kapiri MposhiCentral44,783
20NakondeMuchinga41,836
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