Which Countries Start With the Letter Z?

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There are two countries that start with the letter Z: Zambia and Zimbabwe. Both countries are located in Africa.

Zambia is located in central Africa. The country is bordered by Angola, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi and Tanzania. Over 70 ethnic groups live in Zambia. The capital city, Lusaka, is located near the center of the country. Zambia is a former British colony. It became an independent nation in 1964.

South of Zambia is Zimbabwe. In addition to Zambia, the country is bordered by Mozambique, Botswana and South Africa. The capital city is Harare and the official languages are English, Shona and Sindebele. Zimbabwe was once a British colony known as Southern Rhodesia. In 1980, it became the independent nation of Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls is located in Zimbabwe.