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Eastern Province

Eastern Province is one of Zambia's nine provinces. The province lies between the Luangwa River and the border with Malawi, from Isoka in the northeast to just north of Luangwa in the south.

The provincial capital is Chipata. The province's population was 1,306,873 in the 2000 census - about 13% of Zambia's total population.



Chadiza District
Chadiza is a town in the Eastern Province of Zambia, and is headquarters of Chadiza District. It lies 35 km south of the Great East Road and about 80 km south-south-west of Chipata on a plateau (elevation 1050 m) studded by isolated rocky hills, between the middle Luangwa valley and the Zambezi.

Chama District
Chama is a small town in the Eastern Province of Zambia, and is headquarters of Chama District. It is one of the most remote district headquarters in the country, lying just inside the eastern edge of the upper Luangwa Rift Valley, at the foot of the highlands dividing Zambia and Malawi. It is served by only one gravel road which comes from Lundazi and the provincial capital, Chipata, 300 km to the south.

Chipata District
Chipata District is a district of Zambia, located in Eastern Province. The capital lies at Chipata. As of the 2000 Zambian Census, the district had a population of 367,539 people

Katete District
Katete District with headquarters at Katete in Eastern Province, Zambia, includes woodland in the north sloping down into the Luangwa Valley, good farmland amid rocky hills in the centre, and deforested plateau exposed to soil erosion and degradation in the south along the border with Mozambique. As of the 2000 Zambian Census, the district had a population of 189,250 people.

Lundazi District
Lundazi District is a district of Zambia, located in Eastern Province. The capital lies at Lundazi. As of the 2000 Zambian Census, the district had a population of 236,833 people.

Mambwe District
Mambwe District is a district of Zambia, located in Eastern Province. The capital lies at Mambwe. As of the 2000 Zambian Census, the district had a population of 70,425 people.

Nyimba District
Nyimba District is a district of Zambia, located in Eastern Province. The capital lies at Nyimba. As of the 2000 Zambian Census, the district had a population of 47,376 people.

Petauke District
Petauke District is a district of Zambia, located in Eastern Province. The capital lies at Petauke. As of the 2000 Zambian Census, the district had a population of 235,879 people.

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