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Zimbabwe

Official English Name: Republic of Zimbabwe

Official Local Name(s): Nyika yeZimbabwe (Shona), iRiphabhuliki yeZimbabwe (Ndebele)

Note: 13 other official local names exist; these are the most widely spoken official languages

Common English Name: Zimbabwe

Capital: Harare

REGION
Southern Africa
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
South Africa (South)
Botswana (Southwest)
Mozambique (East)
Zambia (Northwest)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
None (Landlocked)
TOTAL AREA
390,757 km2 (99.0% land, 1.0% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
3,066 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
0 km (Landlocked)
CLIMATE
Tropical
TERRAIN
High plateau
Mountains in the east
HIGHEST POINT
Inyangani (2,592 m)
LOWEST POINT
Junction of Runde and Save Rivers (162 m)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Coal
Chromium ore
Asbestos
Gold
Nickel
NATURAL DISASTERS
Droughts
Rare floods
Severe storms
DEMONYM
Zimbabwean
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Shona (50.4%)
Ndebele (12.3%)
Manyika (6.9%)
Ndau (6.4%)
Kalanga (5.6%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Shona
Ndebele
English
Chewa
Chibarwe
Kalanga
Koisan
Nambya
Ndau
Shangani
Zimbabwean Sign Language
Sotho
Tonga
Tswana
Venda
Xhosa
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Protestant (75.9%)
Roman Catholic (8.4%)
Other Christian (8.4%)
Atheist (6.1%)
Muslim (0.3%)
POPULATION
14,546,961
LARGEST CITY
Harare (1,485,231)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Bulawayo (653,337)
Chitungwiza (356,840)
Mutare (187,621)
Epworth (167,462)
Gweru (157,865)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Parliamentary democracy
HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
President Robert Mugabe
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
8 Provinces
2 Cities
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
18 April 1980 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
African fish eagle
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Kalibusiswe Ilizwe IeZimbabwe
GDP PER CAPITA
$2,100 (USD)
CURRENCY
$ (Zimbabwean Dollar)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = $322.32 (ZWD)
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.zw
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+263

Because of Zimbabwe’s previous status as a British colony, tea time is prominent among its inhabitants.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/zi.html (Majority of information)

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/ZI (Ethnic data)

http://www.zimstat.co.zw/sites/default/files/img/National_Report.pdf (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 27 December 2016