Nestled near the southern tip of Africa, Zimbabwe is home to more than 12 million people. It has been an independent nation since 1980 and is officially known as the Republic of Zimbabwe. It is primarily a savanna, in a tropical climate. The world's largest curtain of falling water, Victoria Falls, is located here! Following are some of facts about this African country, some of which you may not have known:
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The capital of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe's original name was Rhodesia, and at some points in time was named some variation thereof. The other variations are Southern Rhodesia and Zimbabwe Rhodesia.
English is the official language of Zimbabwe but less than 2% of the native population consider it their first language. Rather, Shona and Ndebele are the primary languages of most natives here. The word Zimbabwe is believed to translate to large house of stone in one Shona dialect.
Zimbabwe's life expectancy is one of the lowest on earth, greatly affected by the country's HIV/AIDS pandemic. Adults here can only expect to reach their mid-40s, on average. The infant mortality rate hovers around a heartbreakingly high 29,5%.
Some popular sports in this African country include cricket, rugby union and polo. However, its most popular sport by far is football. When Zimbabwe has headed to the Olympics and other large-scale competitions, it has done well in swimming, field hockey, golf and tennis.
Everyday meals usually consist of a starch, such as potatoes or pasta, and a vegetable, such as collard green or spinach. For special occasions, Zimbabweans may barbecue a cow or goat for the celebration. Other meats enjoyed by its people are local sausages and jerky.
The currency of Zimbabwe
is the Zimbabwe Dollar(ZWL)
Flag of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe is an African country
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Airports in Zimbabwe
Harare International Airport
Charles Prince Airport
and Hwange National Park
Leaders of Zimbabwe
Map of Zimbabwe
Languages spoken in Zimbabwe
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Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Zimbabwe
20 00 S, 30 00 E
Kilometers of coastline
Square kilometers of land
Square kilometers of water
3,910 square kilometers
27.72 / 1000 population
21.76 / 1000 population
1,740 sq km
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