List of Cities In Zambia

Here is a list of cities in Zambia. Currently there are only five cities; Lusaka, Kitwe, Ndola, Livingstone and Chipata

Just imagine, the country, half the size of Europe with only five cities!



This is the biggest city in Zambia. The population stand at about 2,198,996. Lusaka has been Zambia’s capital city since 1935 when it replaced Livingstone as the capital of Northern Rhodesia (as the county was then known) 



The population of Kitwe stood at about 470, 000 in the year 2000. This is the second largest city in Zambia. The town was founded in 1936.

The town is centrally located on the copper belt. It found at about 65 kilometres from Ndola and at about 350 kilometres from Lusaka.



According to the 2000 census Ndola has a population of 374,757. It is the third largest city in Zambia after Lusaka and Kitwe. Located is located at the junction of roads leading to several cities and towns on the Copperbelt and beyond, it is approximately 320 kilometres from Lusaka. The town was founded in 1904.



Livingstone City is the tourist capital of Zambia. It was the capital of Zambia (Northern Rhodesia) from 1911 up to 1935 when the administrative capital was shifted to Lusaka. 

The city lies 11 kilometres from the Victoria Falls and a six hour drive from Lusaka, situated about 480 kilometres northeast.

Chipata City

Chipata was recently added as a city in Zambia. President Edgar Chagwa Lungu declared Chipata as a city on 24 February 2017. The city is a gate way to Malawi and the Luangwa game parks; it is just 19 km from Malawi. The name is derived from a Ngoni word “Chimpata”, meaning “large space”.

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