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The following aide memoir outlines the category mapping of the regional structure for Zambia. This regional category structure has been presented and discussed among the members of the Categorization Project, has been through the proposal/feedback process in the G2G forums and is now approved. The intent is to clearly outline the second, third and fourth tiers to accommodate the placement of ‘landing’ categories for cities, districts, settlements and towns where Zambians were born, lived and died.


Place Categories

The Republic of Zambia was established in 1964 following the breakup or the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. Previously the country was a British Colony, called Northern Rhodesia, although that was preceded by a number of historic country names and mergers.


  • Category:Zambia
    • Category:Zambia, Places

Zambian Provincial Categories

Zambian province categories are structured with province name, followed by the country name (i.e. [[Category:<name> Province, Zambia]]). There are 10 Provinces:

  • Category:Zambia
    • Category:Zambia, Places
      • Category:Central Province, Zambia
      • Category:Copperbelt Province, Zambia
      • Category:Eastern Province, Zambia
      • Category:Luapula Province, Zambia
      • Category:Lusaka Province, Zambia
      • Category:Muchinga Province, Zambia
      • Category:North-Western Province, Zambia
      • Category:Northern Province, Zambia
      • Category:Southern Province, Zambia
      • Category:Western Province, Zambia

Districts, Municipalities, and Settlements

Each province has a provincial capital, themselves municipalities,

  • Category:Zambia
    • Category:Zambia, Places
      • Category:Lusaka Province, Zambia
        • Category:Lusaka, Lusaka Province
      • Category:Copperbelt Province, Zambia
        • Category:Ndola, Copperbelt Province
        • Category:Chililabombwe, Copperbelt Province
        • Category:Chingola, Copperbelt Province
        • Category:Kitwe, Copperbelt Province

Historical Place Categories

Zambia came into being on 24 October 1964 with her national independence from Great Britain. To align with the historical aspects of Zambia, these historical places would be added under the tier 1 category, Zambia, Historic Places. For the purpose of categorization this proposal ignores the 10 year period pre-1900 during which the nation went through name changes and consolidation (North-Western Rhodesia, Barotziland, North-Eastern Rhodesia).

  • Category:Zambia
    • Category:Zambia, Historic Places

Historical Districts, Municipalities, and Settlements

District and local municipalities should be named in the format [[Category:<City/Town>, <Province>, <Historical Place>]]. This naming format applies equally to places using various designations such as city, town, settlement, or village.

  • Category:Zambia
    • Category:Zambia, Historic Places
      • Category:Northern Rhodesia
        • Category:Central Province, Northern Rhodesia
          • Category:Broken Hill, Central, Northern Rhodesia
        • Category:Copperbelt Province, Northern Rhodesia
          • Category:Ndola, Copperbelt, Northern Rhodesia
          • Category:Bankcroft, Copperbelt, Northern Rhodesia
          • Category:Nchanga, Copperbelt, Northern Rhodesia
          • Category:Nkana, Copperbelt, Northern Rhodesia


Linkages between historic and current places shall be achieved through category information boxes (CIB) at both the town and provincial level.

Visual Overview

Zambia Regional Structure


Field-4274 13:54, 2 Jul 2019 (UTC)

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