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Where is Zimbabwe?

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Located in the continent of Africa, Zimbabwe covers 386,847 square kilometers of land and 3,910 square kilometers of water, making it the 61st largest nation in the world with a total area of 390,757 square kilometers.

Zimbabwe became an independent state in 1965, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Zimbabwe is 12,619,600 (2012) and the nation has a density of 33 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Zimbabwe is the Zimbabwe Dollar (ZWL). As well, the people of Zimbabwe are refered to as Zimbabwean.

The dialing code for the country is 263 and the top level internet domain for Zimbabwean sites is .zw.

Zimbabwe shares land borders with 4 countries: Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Botswana.

To learn more, visit our detailed Zimbabwe section.

Quick facts

Population 12,619,600
Density 32.6 / km2 ( 84.5 / mi2 )
Language English
Independence Year 1965
Capital Harare (Harare)
Currency Zimbabwe Dollar
GDP 13,663,314,280 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 1,083 (2014 data)
Land Area 386,847 km2 (149,362 mi2)
Water Area 3,910 km2 (1,510 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana, South Africa
Minimum Longitude 25.240
Maximum Longitude 33.050
Mininum Latitude -22.420
Maximum Latitude -15.610

What is the capital of Zimbabwe?

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Location of Harare on a map.

Harare is the capital city of Zimbabwe. It has a population of 1,542,813, and is located on a latitue of -17.83 and longitude of 31.05.

Harare is also the political center of Zimbabwe, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Harare, the Capital Of Zimbabwe

City Harare
Country Zimbabwe
Population 1,542,813
Longitude 31.05337000
Latitude -17.82772000
Elevation 1494 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.