The 135-meter-long (443 foot) boundary between Botswana and Zambia is the shortest land boundary in the world. The Botswana–Zambia border connects two tripoints on the Zambezi River, one with Namibia in the northwest to one with Zimbabwe in the southeast.
Which countries border Zambia?
The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. The neighbouring countries are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west.
Where can you stand in 5 countries at once?
- the Treriksröset tripoint of Finland, Norway and Sweden (the exact point is in a lake, but a marker is built on that point)
- the Vaalserberg of the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.
- the “Dreiländereck” of Germany, France and Switzerland (the exact point is in the river and the monument is not on the exact point)
Is Botswana the richest country in Africa?
All figures are from the 2017 International Monetary Fund data. Currently, Equatorial Guinea is the richest country in Africa, with a per capita income of $34,865.
African Countries by GDP.
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Is Zambia a poor country?
Zambia ranks among the countries with highest levels of poverty and inequality globally. More than 58% (2015) of Zambia’s 16.6 million people earn less than the international poverty line of $1.90 per day (compared to 41% across Sub-Saharan Africa) and three quarters of the poor live in rural areas.
Who named Zambia?
1889 – Britain establishes control over Northern Rhodesia. 1960 – Independence struggle: Kenneth Kaunda launches United National Independence Party (UNIP). 1964 – Independence: Northern Rhodesia renamed Zambia, President Kaunda rules for next 27 years.