- Southern Province, Zambia
Southern Province is one of
Zambia's nine provinces, and home to Zambia's premier tourist attraction, Mosi-oa-Tunya(Victoria Falls), shared with Zimbabwe. The centre of the province, the Southern Plateau, has the largest area of commercial farmland of any Zambian province, and produces most of the maize crop.
Zambezi Riveris the province's southern border, and Lake Kariba, formed by the Kariba Dam, lies along the province's south-eastern edge. The eastern border is the Kariba Gorgeand Zambezi, and the north-east border is the Kafue Riverand its gorge, dividing it from Lusaka Province. The Kafue Flatslie mostly within the province's northern border with Central Province. In the north west lies part of the famous Kafue National Park, the largest in Zambia, and the lake formed by the Itezhi-Tezhi Dam. The south-western border with Western Province runs through the teak forests around Mulobeziwhich once supported a commercial timber industry and for which the Mulobezi Railwaywas built.
The provincial capital is Livingstone. The Batonga are the largest ethnic group in the Province. A rail line and the
Lusaka-Livingstone roadforms the principal transport axis of the province, running through its centre and its farming towns: Kalomo, Choma, Pemba, Monze, and Mazabuka. In addition to maize, other commercially important activities include sugar caneplantations at the edge of the Kafue Flats, and cattle ranching.
Southern Province has the only large source of fossil fuel in Zambia, the Maamba
coalmine in the Zambezi valley, served by a branch line of the railway.
National Parks and wildlife areas
:"For more detail see Southern Province in the Wildlife of Zambia"
*Southern half of
Kafue National Park
Lochinvar National Parkand the Kafue Flatsin the north
Victoria Falls National Park, the Zambezi and Batoka Gorges in the south
Lake Karibain the south-east.
Southern Province is divided into 11
Ministers for Southern Province
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