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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in east-central Southern Africa. Bordered by the Limpopo river in the south and the Zambezi river in the north, its highland and middle-altitude plateaus are
covered mainly in Brachystegia-dominated woodland.

Zimbabwe is a beautiful and usually safe country to visit, despite its troubles. It is a beautiful
land with vast tracts of game-rich wilderness. Zimbabwe is home to the Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world, the stone enclosures of Great Zimbabwe – remnants of a past empire - magnificent wildlife preserves
with herds of elephant and other game roaming vast stretches of wilderness, as well as the bustling city of Harare.

For years, Zimbabwe was a major tobacco producer and a potential bread basket for surrounding countries. Recently the forced seizure of almost all white-owned commercial farms, with the stated aim of benefiting landless black Zimbabweans, led to sharp falls in production and precipitated the collapse of the agriculture-based economy. The country has endured rampant inflation and critical food and fuel shortages.

Descendants of the Shona tribe make up more than 80% of Zimbabwe's population, while Ndebele make up slightly less than 10%.
The remaining approximate 10% comprises of Africans from other tribes (mostly Bantu-speaking tribes from neighbouring Mozambique), white Africans (British, Afrikaans and Portuguese) and Asians (mostly Indian and Chinese).
 

Flag of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Facts

Full Name Republic of Zimbabwe
Capital City Harare
Area 390,580 sq km
Population 13,000,000
Time Zone GMT/UTC +2
Languages English (official) 2%
Shona (other) 76%
Currency Zimbabwe Dollar (Z$)
Climate Zimbabwe’s climate is generally very warm. Because of the country’s elevation, which averages 915m above sea level, the temperature rarely
exceeds 33°C or falls below 7°C.
Nevertheless, temperatures around 30°C are very hot, and are experienced
regularly.

Zimbabwe’s summer is from November to February, and the days are hottest
at this time. Zimbabwe also receives almost all of its rain during summer.


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