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Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia. Lusaka is a commercial centre as well as centre of government, and the four main highways of Zambia radiate north, south, east and west from it.Zambia is in Southern Africa, east of Angola. Tropical; modified by altitude; rainy season (October to April). Mostly high plateau with some hills and mountains.The official language is English. Bemba and Njanja are the other most commonly understood languages. The main religions are Christianity, indigenous beliefs, Hinduism, Islam.The Zambian economy has historically been based on the copper mining industry. Output of copper had declined over a period of 30 years due to lack of investment, low copper prices, and uncertainty over privatisation. However following privatisation of the industry, copper production has rebounded. The Zambian government is pursuing an economic diversification programme to reduce the economy's reliance on the copper industry.The population in Lusaka is 1.7 Mil (2014 est.), while the inflation rate is 7.9% (2014 est.).