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Kwacha (ZMK) is the currency in Zambia

Facts about Kwacha

  • Country:
    Zambia
  • Currency:
    Kwacha
  • Currency code (ISO 4217):
    ZMK
  • Short for the currency:
    ZK
  • Currency subunits:
    100 ngwee

The kwacha is the currency used in Zambia. It was introduced in 1968 replacing the Zambian pound. The name comes from the Zambian bantu word for dawn and light. It is issued by the Bank of Zambia.

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Zambia is a country in south Africa with borders to Zimbabwe. On the border lies the worlds biggest waterfall - Victoria Falls. The population is poor and Zambia receives economic aid from many international organisations.

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