Mbala
in Northern Province, Zambia

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-8.840 and 31.366 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -8° 50' 24" and E 31° 21' 57"
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: 05:49 PM (Friday)
Timezone: Africa/Lusaka
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:46 am and 5:51 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
1.983 and -157.365 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Banana Village
References
This place on Wikipedia
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Current travel safety evaluation for Zambia in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,4 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Zambia.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Zambia. Last Update: 2021-06-16 08:28:49

Delve into Mbala

Mbala in Northern Province with it's 20,570 habitants is located in Zambia about 499 mi (or 803 km) north-east of Lusaka, the country's capital town.

Current time in Mbala is now 05:49 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named Africa / Lusaka with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 8 airports close to Mbala. The closest airport in Zambia is Mbala Airport in a distance of 2 mi (or 4 km), South-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Sumbawanga, Kasama, Chinsali, Mbeya and Chitipa. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 28°C / 83 °F

Morning Temperature 17°C / 63 °F
Evening Temperature 27°C / 81 °F
Night Temperature 21°C / 69 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 31%
Air Pressure 1009 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (2 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 48% of sky
General Conditions Scattered clouds

Saturday, 18th of September 2021

28°C (82 °F)
21°C (70 °F)
Scattered clouds, gentle breeze.

Sunday, 19th of September 2021

28°C (82 °F)
20°C (68 °F)
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.

Monday, 20th of September 2021

28°C (83 °F)
20°C (67 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

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.

Mbala, Zambia

Mbala is Zambia’s most northerly large town and seat of Mbala District, occupying a strategic location close to the border with Tanzania and controlling the southern approaches to Lake Tanganyika, 40 km by road to the north-east, where the port of Mpulungu is located. It had a population of about 20,000 in 2006. Under the name Abercorn, Mbala was a key outpost in British colonial control of this part of south-central Africa.

Located at -8.83333, 31.3833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Zambia

Popular in vicinity

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Abercorn, Mbala, MMQ, Мбала