Zimbabwe

 
Category:   World Travel Directory  :  Africa  :  Zimbabwe
 
Zimbabwe, (officially the Republic of Zimbabwe and formerly Southern Rhodesia, the Republic of Rhodesia and Zimbabwe Rhodesia) is a landlocked country located in the southern part of the continent of Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. It is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the southwest, Zambia to the northwest and Mozambique to the east.

The official language of Zimbabwe is English; however the majority of the population speaks Shona, a Bantu language. Its other native language, Sindebele, is spoken by the Matabele people.

Zimbabwe today is under the reign of President Robert Mugabe. Human rights abuses and economic mismanagement leading to hyperinflation and impoverishment have increased popular support for newly sworn-in Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai. Source


Zimbabwe Facts

Population: 13 million

Capital: Harare

Currency: Zimbabwean Dollar

Area: 390,757 km2

Language: English

Main Religion: Christian

Calling Code: +263

Time Zone: GMT + 2

Main Cities: Bulawayo, Chitungwiza, Gweru, Harera, Mutare