in Eastern Province, Zambia

How to get there and get around
Noteable things around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-13.633 and 32.650 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -13° 37' 59" and E 32° 39' 0"
Currency and Currency Code:
Kwacha - ZMW
Spoken languages:
English, Nyanja
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 01:52 PM (Friday)
Timezone: Africa/Lusaka
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:56 am and 5:40 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
19.469 and -154.833 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
This place on Wikipedia
This place on
Current travel safety evaluation for Zambia in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Zambia.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Zambia. Last Update: 2024-04-19 08:03:45

Discover Chipata

Chipata in Eastern Province with it's 85,963 citizens is a city in Zambia about 316 mi (or 509 km) north-east of Lusaka, the country's capital city.

Local time in Chipata is now 01:52 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named Africa / Lusaka with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Chipata. The closest airport in Zambia is Chipata Airport in a distance of 7 mi (or 11 km), North-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. The closest heritage site is Chongoni Rock-Art Area in Malawi at a distance of 109 mi (or 176 km). Looking for a place to stay? we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Mchinji, Kasungu, Lilongwe, Ntchisi and Dowa. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 23°C / 74 °F

Morning Temperature 16°C / 62 °F
Evening Temperature 21°C / 70 °F
Night Temperature 18°C / 64 °F
Chance of rainfall 5%
Air Humidity 68%
Air Pressure 1017 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 86% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Saturday, 20th of April 2024

25°C (77 °F)
17°C (62 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Sunday, 21st of April 2024

26°C (78 °F)
17°C (62 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Monday, 22nd of April 2024

26°C (78 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Protea Hotel Chipata

2,0 mi
Plot 3126, Great East Road
10101 Chipata

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

飛び出せ青春 in アフリカ: ある青年海外協力隊の奮闘

Published: May 17, 2013
Length: 45:23 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: miyoshi1970


NON FERMATEVI ! (Fondazione African Dream) ONLUS

Published: August 20, 2014
Length: 17:09 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Giuseppe Baggio

Reportage filmato in Uganda e Zambia, una panoramica sulle attività della Fondazione African Dream (ONLUS). "La sensibilità è l'abito più elegante e prezioso di cui l'intelligenza possa...

Balnéaire de Laurent Lefrançois, en répétition à France Musique

Published: January 17, 2015
Length: 23:32 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Giuseppe Baggio

Le compositeur Laurent Lefrançois est l'invité d'Arnaud Merlin à France Musique. Rencontre pendant les répétitions de "Balnéaire" juste avant l'enregistrement de l'émission "Les lundis...

Jatropha curcas processing in Chipata, Zambia.

Published: February 11, 2019
Length: 20:39 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Mutoba Ngoma

Tapera Industries 2019. Bringing value addition closer to the farmers.

Videos provided by Youtube are under the copyright of their owners.

Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Chipata, population 98,416, is the capital of the Eastern Province of Zambia. Having a boma, a market, a hospital, a shopping centre and a number of schools, Chipata is the business and adminstrative hub that serves the region. The town boasts a golf course, an airstrip, a mosque, and even a "welcome arch". The two languages spoken are Nyanja and English, plus some Indian languages, as a large number of Zambian Indians live in the town.

Located at -13.65, 32.6333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Eastern Province, Zambia, Provincial capitals in Zambia, Populated places in Zambia

Chizongwe Secondary School

Chizongwe Secondary School is a secondary (technical) school located north of Chipata, Eastern Province, Zambia. It was founded in the 1950s as Fort Jameson Trades School. It is the only technical school in Eastern Province. During 1959 and 1960, Fort Jameson Trades School was involved in student protests against racial practices and the existence of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, the latter being probed by the Monckton Commission.

Located at -13.5981, 32.6203 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Secondary schools in Zambia, Educational institutions established in 1957

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Fort Jameson, Chipata, Чипата, Τσιπάτα, CIP, 치파타, Čipata, چپاتا, 奇帕塔