Zambia is landlocked in the southern part of Africa. It is said to be the 39th largest country in the world with an area of 752,614 km2. Most of Zambia’s land is high and flat with a few hills and some mountains which are separated by river valleys. Immediately after attaining independence from Britain on 24 October 1964, Zambia became a republic. Currently, the country is divided into ten provinces each with a provincial capital and a varying number of districts totalling 89 for the whole country.