About Chipata

Chipata, population 98,416, is the capital of the Eastern Province of Zambia. The two languages spoken are Nyanja and English, though you might find some Indian languages, as there is a large number of Zambian Indians located in the town. 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 city is a popular access point for the South Luangwa National Park