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Chipata Town Tourism Information

Quick Facts: Chipata Town

  • Chipata is the capital of the Eastern Province of Zambia
  • Chipata has an approximate population of 100 000
  • 2 languages are spoken in Chipata: Nyanja and English
  • Some Indian languages are also spoken here by the Zambian Indians who live in Chipata
  • Chipata used to be called Fort Jameson
  • The city is situated near the border with Malawi
  • Chipata is set along the road which connects the Lilongwe and Lusaka

Introducing Chipata Town

Chipata is the capital of the Eastern Province of Zambia, Southern Africa.  Chipata has an approximate population of 100 000.  The two languages spoken in Chipata, Eastern Province, are Nyanja and English.  Indian languages are also spoken here due to the numerous Zambian Indians who live in Chipata. 
 
Formerly known as Fort Jameson, the city is located near the border with Malawi, along the road connecting the capitals Lilongwe (130 km) and Lusaka (550 km).
 
The Zambian city of Chipata is a popular access point for the South Luangwa National Park.  Chipata lies at the end of the Great East Road and near the border with Malawi.
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