Description of Zambia.
Geography of Zambia.
The state of Zambia is located in central Africa, in its southern part. There is no access to the sea. It borders with the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the north, Tanzania in the north-east, Malawi in the east, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique in the south, and Angola in the west.
The main territory of the country is located on a plateau, and about 70% of the area of Zambia occupies the basin of the Zambezi River, the rest belongs to the basin of the Congo River. Between Zambia and Zimbabwe are located waterfalls, in particular, the famous Victoria Falls.
The state structure of Zambia.
The head of state is the president, who personifies the legislative and executive powers, and is also the commander-in-chief of all armed forces. Legislative power is also represented by a unicameral National Assembly.
Weather in Zambia.
Zambia’s climate is mild, equatorial. Here you can distinguish three seasons. Winter, which lasts from May to August – is a cold and dry season. A hot and dry season is a spring that begins in September and ends in November. And, finally, the warm and humid season is summer, starting in December and ending in April. In the coldest part of the year, the average temperature ranges from + 16 � C to + 27 � C, and in the hot time from + 27 � C to + 38 � C.
The language of Zambia.
The official language of Zambia is English, where even the far reaches of the country can be spoken. But local languages and dialects, of which more than 70 are also common.
Religion of Zambia.
Three-quarters of the population of Zambia are Christians, but most of them combine Christianity and local cults, and approximately 17% of residents are Muslims.
Currency of Zambia.
Monetary unit of Zambia is the Zambian kwacha, which equals 100 ngve.
You can exchange currency in any of the banks, or at the Forex exchange office, in addition, in some large hotels and at the airport. The most profitable exchange rate is offered by Forex.
If you plan to visit the major cities of Zambia, there will be no problems with providing banking services. Large shops, restaurants and hotels, along with traveler’s checks, will accept plastic cards for the most common payment systems Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Access, but in small towns there may be difficulties.
You can import foreign currency without restrictions, provided the declaration is completed. You can also export the imported currency without problems, but there are restrictions on exportation, as well as importation, of the national currency.
Without paying a fee, you can bring in a country up to 200 cigarettes and within 450 g of tobacco, alcoholic beverages can only import one bottle, it should be noted that it must be uncapped. Other items and things are imported within the limits necessary for personal use.
You can not bring firearms and drugs to Zambia. Export unauthorized precious and ornamental stones, as well as ivory products (without permission from the authorities), wild animal skins, souvenir coins can be exported if there is an account from a special store.
Import of animals.
In order to bring pets into the country, you need to have on your hands a certificate from the veterinarian with notes on the vaccines given to the animal from plague and rabies.
Usually tips are 10% and are automatically included by most restaurants in the bill. When traveling in a taxi, it is better to discuss the cost with the driver in advance, you can round up the price in a larger direction.
When shopping in small shops and markets, it is customary to bargain.
Working hours of institutions.
On weekdays, the working hours of banks from 10.00 to 16.00, and on Saturdays from 8.30 to 11.00.
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Representatives of Zambia in the territory of the Russian Federation:
Address: Moscow, Chancellery of the Embassy: ave. Mira, 52a.
Description of Zambia.