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Zambia Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 9,886   Population 2000 (UN '000) 10,421
Area (km2) 745,317   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 114
Number of Administrative Units 57   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 173
Number of Urban Extents 38   Number of Settlement Points 44

Zambia Details

Continent Africa
Country Name Zambia
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type Province
Level2 Type District
Number of Units 57
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 173
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2000
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 7,759
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 8,725
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 9,886
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 8,049
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 9,218
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 10,421
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 745,317
Average Input Resolution (km) 114
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 44
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 800,163
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,963
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 66,555
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 38
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 932
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 25
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 117
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 4,441
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,518,156
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 5,077
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 97,295
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 3,697,194
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 1%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 35%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 40%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 28
Regression-estimated Extents 17
Digital Chart of the World 1
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
(1) 2000 Census of Population and Housing, Summary Report, Annex 1, Central Statistical Office: (2) Republic of Zambia, 1990 Census of Population, Housing, and Agriculture, Preliminary Report, Central Statistics Office, Lusaka
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
UNEP/GRID-WRI-NCGIA Africa Population Database:
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
AFCities, Data provided by Uwe Deichman at the World Bank; Zambia Census of Population, Housing & Argriculture 1990, UN Statistical Library
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
AFCities, NIMA, UNSD, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Localities of 5,000 inhabitants or more, with a majority of the labour force not in agricultural activities.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
(1) A 5% cap applied to the district of Mufumbwe in the Northwestern province. (2) The population of the new districts were added to the districts were they were created from as follows: Chibombo and Kapiri Moshu were assigned to Kabwe Rural; Lufwanyama, Masaiti, Mpongwe were assigned to Ndola Rural; Mambwe was added to Chipata; Nyimba was added to Petauke; Chiengi was added to Nchelenge; Milenge was added to Mansa; Chongwe, Kafue was assigned to Lusaka Rural; Mpulungu was added to Mbala; Nakonde was added to Isoka; Mungwi addee to Kasama; Chavuma was added to Zambezi; Itezhi Tezhi was added to Namwala; Kazungula was added to Kalomo; Shangombo was added to Senanga (3) Population data were extrapolated to target years using growth rates calculated between 1990 and 2000.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes: