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Deforestation, air and water pollution, and illegal wildlife poaching have all strained the environment.1 The growing mining industry is increasingly accused of being a major contributor to air and water pollution. Streams and groundwater near mines become polluted by toxic chemicals, negatively affecting water used for drinking and agriculture. 2 Over the past four decades, there has been a marked increase in floods and droughts. In recent years, low rainfall levels depleted Lake Kariba, the country’s largest water and power source. As a result, people have experienced intermittent blackouts and loss of electricity.3

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1 http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/wwf_offices/wwf_zambia_nature_conservation/environmental_problems_in_zambia/
2 https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/aug/01/vedanta-zambia-copper-mining-toxic-leaks
3 https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/13/world/africa/zambia-drought-climate-change-economy.html
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Geography

Southern Africa, east of Angola, south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Area

Total 752,618 sq km
Land 743,398 sq km
Water 9,220 sq km

Climate

tropical; modified by altitude; rainy season (October to April)
Natural Resources

copper, cobalt, zinc, lead, coal, emeralds, gold, silver, uranium, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

periodic drought; tropical storms (November to April)
Current Environmental Issues

air pollution and resulting acid rain in the mineral extraction and refining region; chemical runoff into watersheds; poaching seriously threatens rhinoceros, elephant, antelope, and large cat populations; deforestation; soil erosion; desertification; lack of adequate water treatment presents human health risks

Demographics

Nationality
Zambian
Population
14,222,233 (July 2013 est.)
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Zambia's economy has experienced strong growth in recent years, with real GDP growth in 2005-12 more than 6% per year. Privatization of government-owned copper mines in the 1990s relieved the government from covering mammoth losses generated by the industry and greatly increased copper mining output and profitability to spur economic growth. Copper output has increased steadily since 2004, due to higher copper prices and foreign investment. In 2005, Zambia qualified for debt relief under the Highly Indebted Poor Country Initiative, consisting of approximately US$6 billion in debt relief. Poverty remains a significant problem in Zambia, despite a stronger economy. Zambia's ...See More dependency on copper makes it vulnerable to depressed commodity prices, but record high copper prices and a bumper maize crop in 2010 helped Zambia rebound quickly from the world economic slowdown that began in 2008. Zambia has made some strides to improve the ease of doing business. A high birth rate, relatively high HIV/AIDS burden, and market distorting agricultural policies have meant that Zambia''s economic growth has not dramatically decreased the stubbornly high poverty rate. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$24.36 billion (2012 est.); $22.7 billion (2011 est.); $21.24 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

15.3% of GDP (2012 est.); 21% of GDP (2011 est.); 26.4% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

corn, sorghum, rice, peanuts, sunflower seed, vegetables, flowers, tobacco, cotton, sugarcane, cassava (tapioca), coffee; cattle, goats, pigs, poultry, milk, eggs, hides
Industries

copper mining and processing, construction, foodstuffs, beverages, chemicals, textiles, fertilizer, horticulture