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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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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 capital of Zimbabwe is Harare. The currency of Zimbabwe is the Zimbabwe Dollar(ZWL) Flag of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is an African country

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Airports in Zimbabwe

Bulawayo Airport, Harare International Airport, Charles Prince Airport, Chipinge, Buffalo Range, Victoria Falls, Kariba, Mutoko, Masvingo, Gweru, and Hwange National Park

Leaders of Zimbabwe
The Country dialling code of Zimbabwe is +263, and the TLD (Top-level domain) of Zimbabwe is .zw

Map of Zimbabwe



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Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Zimbabwe

20 00 S, 30 00 E

Kilometers of coastline

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Square kilometers of land

386,670 square kilometers

Square kilometers of water

3,910 square kilometers

Birth rate

27.72 / 1000 population

Death rate

21.76 / 1000 population

Irrigated land

1,740 sq km
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