Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Zambia

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ZAMBIA
ZAMBIA

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Zambia - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

260

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

Z

Internet country code

ZM

GRC Country Code

ZAM

Zambia - Languages

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Languages map External

The official language is English External. 38 other languages are spoken. The most widespread are: Bemba External (2 000 000 speakers); Kaonde External (240 000 speakers); Lala-Bisa External (439 000 speakers); Lozi External (473 000 speakers); Lunda External (220 000 speakers); Luvale External (203 000 speakers); Mambwe-Lungu External (262 800 speakers); Nsenga External (427 000 speakers); Nyanja External (989 000 speakers); Nyiha External (320 000 speakers); Tonga External (990 000 speakers) and Tumbuka External (406 000 speakers).

Zambia - Example address format

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Addresses written in a non-native language will be written in English.

A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Zambia - Post office box

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Post office box deliveries may be to P.O. Box or to Private Bag.

Zambia - Postal codes

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The postal code consists of a block of 5 digits. The first two indicate the routing province, the third the routing area, the fourth the delivery area and the final digit indicates the method of delivery.

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Zambia - Postal code format graphic

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Zambia - Postal code format

Zambia - Postal code specifics

n/a.

Zambia - Postal code regular expression

\A\d{5,5}\Z

Zambia - Postal code level of coverage

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Place names in Zambia

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Refer to Exonyms in Zambia for full lists of place names in Zambia in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External

Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Zambia - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

Telephone numbers in Zambia

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Zambian fixed-line numbers have area codes of 3 digits and subscriber numbers of 6 digits when called from abroad. Mobile numbers have area codes of 2 digits and subscriber numbers of 7 digits. Mobile number area codes are 95-97.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External

Properties with value Zambia


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