Zambia

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 2,316,950
1960 3,049,586
1970 4,185,378
1980 5,929,497
1990 8,143,142
2000 10,585,220
2010 13,917,439
2020 18,882,333
2025 21,892,487
2050 42,975,316
2075 72,181,721
2100 104,868,893
source: UN - WPP 2015 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the Republic of Zambia
Capital Lusaka
Region Eastern Africa
ISO code ZM
Statistical agency Central Statistical Office


Administrative units

provinces
> districts
administrative centerarea in
sq.km.
population
2000-10-25
census
population
2010-10-15
census
population
2015
projection
Central ProvinceKabwe94,3941,012,2571,245,0891,515,086
Chibombo District 13,423241,612290,556346,706
Kabwe District (MC) 1,572176,758195,979221,077
Kapiri Mposhi District 17,219194,752240,638294,971
Mkushi District 17,726107,438148,814188,071
Mumbwa District 21,103158,861210,847273,869
Serenje District 23,351132,836158,255190,392
Chisamba District     
Chitambo District     
Luano District     
Ngabwe District     
Copperbelt ProvinceNdola31,3281,581,2211,920,6112,362,207
Chililabombwe District (MC) 1,02667,53389,120114,282
Chingola District (MC) 1,676172,026209,897259,981
Kalulushi District (MC) 72575,80697,225123,359
Kitwe District (CC) 777376,124506,045646,827
Luanshya District (MC) 811147,908151,076172,170
Lufwanyama District 9,84963,18575,03093,622
Masaiti District 5,38395,581100,551116,244
Mpongwe District 8,33964,37189,950119,752
Mufulira District (MC) 1,637143,930158,371185,841
Ndola District (CC) 1,103374,757443,346530,129
Eastern ProvinceChipata51,4761,231,2831,525,1231,813,445
Chadiza District 2,57483,981102,341121,456
Chipata District 6,693367,539436,894508,361
Katete District 3,989189,250234,585276,991
Lundazi District 14,058236,833308,420378,225
Mambwe District 5,29470,42564,67282,877
Nyimba District 10,50947,37681,02593,659
Petauke District 8,359235,879297,186351,876
Sinda District     
Vubwi District     
Luapula ProvinceMansa50,567775,353938,3911,127,453
Chiengi District 3,96583,824107,997133,501
Kawambwa District 9,303102,503128,814154,294
Mansa District (MC) 9,901179,749212,028257,517
Milenge District 6,26128,79041,09754,127
Mwense District 6,718105,759115,642128,335
Nchelenge District 4,090111,119144,987179,352
Samfya District 10,329163,609187,826220,327
Chembe District     
Chipili District     
Lunga District     
Mwansabombwe District     
Lusaka ProvinceLusaka21,8961,391,3292,138,9072,777,439
Chongwe District 8,669137,461181,816230,397
Kafue District 9,396150,217219,000282,998
Luangwa District 3,47118,94823,05927,954
Lusaka District (CC) 3601,084,7031,715,0322,236,090
Chilanga District     
Chirundu District     
Rufunsa District     
Shibuyunji District     
Muchinga ProvinceChinsali87,806524,186677,507895,058
Chama District 17,63074,89099,434131,514
Chinsali MC 15,395128,646138,659168,527
Isoka District 5,09157,23968,23887,360
Mafinga District 4,13442,08062,74888,399
Mpika District 40,935146,196191,329257,786
Nakonde District 4,62175,135117,099161,472
Northern ProvinceKasama77,650809,4001,044,9551,304,435
Chilubi District 4,64866,33874,88490,158
Kaputa District 13,00487,233111,613141,053
Kasama District (MC) 10,788170,929222,383272,238
Luwingu District 8,89280,758114,508151,932
Mbala District (MC) 8,339149,634192,636238,660
Mporokoso District 12,04373,92996,061115,301
Mpulungu District 10,17067,60291,316118,886
Mungwi District 9,766112,977141,554176,207
Shiwa Ng'andu District     
Nsama District     
North-Western ProvinceSolwezi125,826583,350681,698833,818
Chavuma District 4,28029,94133,83738,969
Ikelenge District 2,35331,48731,99534,704
Kabompo District 14,53251,90486,497107,732
Kasempa District 20,82144,00263,52082,549
Mufumbwe District 20,75671,23853,68368,337
Mwinilunga District 18,76386,01898,784117,995
Solwezi District (MC) 30,261203,797237,233291,876
Zambezi District 14,06064,96376,14991,656
Manyinga District     
Southern ProvinceLivingstone85,2831,212,1241,517,0881,853,464
Choma District (MC) 7,296204,898238,348276,733
Gwembe District 3,87934,13350,13666,781
Itezhi-tezhi District 16,06443,11163,05087,176
Kalomo District 15,000169,503246,207321,677
Kazungula District 16,83568,265100,881130,790
Livingstone District (CC) 695103,288133,881164,157
Mazabuka District (MC) 6,242203,219221,893250,275
Monze District 4,854163,578183,817211,112
Namwala District 5,68782,81094,818116,337
Siavonga District 3,87158,86485,811112,603
Sinazongwe District 4,86080,45598,246115,823
Chikankata District     
Pemba District     
Zimba District     
Western ProvinceMongu126,386765,088836,945991,500
Kalabo District 17,526114,806120,308138,043
Kaoma District 23,315162,568172,927206,316
Lukulu District 16,29268,37581,56897,192
Mongu District (MC) 10,075162,002168,743191,186
Senanga District 15,537109,119117,359137,582
Sesheke District 29,27278,16991,970112,903
Shang'ombo District 14,36970,04984,070108,278
Limulunga District     
Luampa District     
Mitete District     
Mulobezi District     
Mwandi District     
Nalolo District     
Nkeyema District     
Sioma District     
Sikongo District     
total 752,6129,885,59112,526,31415,473,905
source: Central Statistical Office, Zambia.
note: new districts per http://www.mlgh.gov.zm .
note: 2000 results are De Jure, 2010 results are De Facto (De jure result was 13,092,666).
note: MC= municipal council; CC= city council.

Main cities

namepopulation
2010-10-15
census
Lusaka1,747,152
Kitwe501,360
Ndola451,246
Kabwe202,360
Chingola185,246
Mufulira151,309
Livingstone134,349
Luanshya130,076
Chipata116,627
Kasama101,845
source: Central Statistical Office, Zambia.