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Zimbabwe's Information

Flag of Zimbabwe
Land Area 386,847 km2
Water Area 3,910 km2
Total Area 390,757km2 (#60)
Population 14,546,961 (#71)
Population Density 37.60/km2
Government Type Semi-presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $28.33 Billion
GDP Per Capita $1,700
Currency Dollar (ZWL)
Largest Cities
  • Name: Zimbabwe
    (long form) Republic of Zimbabwe
  • Capital City: Harare (1,600,000 pop.)
  • Zimbabwe Population: 13,182,908 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Zimbabwean Dollar (ZWD)
    (conversion rates)

    Zimbabwean Dollar
    500 Zimbabwean Dollar
  • Ethnicity: African 98% (Shona 82%, Ndebele 14%, other 2%), mixed and Asian 1%, white less than 1%
  • GDP total: $7.366 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $600 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English (official), Shona, Sindebele (the language of the Ndebele, sometimes called Ndebele), numerous but minor tribal dialects
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Harare, Bulawayo, Chitungwiza, Mutare, Gweru, Epworth
  • Name: Derived from the word dzimba-dza-mabwe, a Karanga dialect of the Shona language, meaning "large houses of stone"
  • National Day: April 18
  • Religion: syncretic (part Christian, part indigenous beliefs) 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs 24%, Muslim and other 1%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on September 29, 2015.

Zimbabwe Trivia

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Elephants that are affected often need to submerge themselves into the water in order to be able to drink. This handicap can result in starvation, and some elephants have died because of their inability to feed while suffering from it.

How Is Floppy Trunk Syndrome Killing Elephants?

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