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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

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


  • Byron Black professional tennis player
  • Cara Black professional tennis player
  • Wayne Black professional tennis player
  • John Bredenkamp entrepreneur
  • Catherine Buckle writer
  • NoViolet Bulawayo author
  • Warren Carne cyclist
  • David Chifunyise musician
  • Jacob Chikuhwa author
  • Brian Chikwava writer
  • Simon Chimbetu guitarist, vocalist, composer
  • Tendai Chimusasa long distance runner
  • Shimmer Chinodya novelist
  • Stella Chiweshe musician
  • Kirsty Coventry swimmer, Olympic gold medalist
D - H
  • Tsitsi Dangarembga author, filmmaker
  • Petina Gappah writer
  • Peter Godwin author, journalist, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker
  • Bruce Grobbelaar footballer (born in South Africa)
  • Chenjerai Hove poet, novelist, essayist
  • Alick Macheso singer-songwriter, guitarist, dancer
  • Justice Majabvi footballer
  • Lovemore Majaivana musician
  • Thomas Mapfumo musician
  • Dumisani Maraire musician
  • Dambudzo Marechera novelist, poet
  • J. Nozipo Maraire writer, entrepreneur
  • Strive Masiyiwa entrepreneur
  • Mutumwa Mawere multi-industrialist, entrepreneur
  • Cont Mhlanga playwright, actor, theater director
  • Paul Tangi Mhova Mkondo entrepreneur
  • Tongai Moyo singer-songwriter, dancer, choreographer
  • Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira rugby union player
  • Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi musician
  • Sam Mtukudzi musician
  • Robert Mugabe politician
  • Ephat Mujuru musician
  • Charles Mungoshi writer
  • Arthur Mutambara politician
  • Benjani Mwaruwari footballer
  • Waddington Mwayenga cricketer
N - P
  • Trevor Ncube entrepreneur
  • Peter Ndlovu footballer
  • Tinashe Nengomasha footballer
  • Esrom Nyandoro footballer
  • Henry Olonga cricketer
  • Nick Price professional golfer (born in South Africa)
  • Nathan Shamuyarira politician
  • Jonah Sithole guitarist, vocalist, composer
  • Ndabaningi Sithole founded the Zimbabwe African National Union
  • Alexander McCall Smith author
  • Ian Smith politician, fighter pilot
  • Wilbur Smith novelist
  • Vitalis Takawira footballer
  • Edgar Tekere politician
  • Garfield Todd politician (born in New Zealand)
  • Josiah Tungamirai politician, military officer
  • Morgan Tsvangirai politician
U - Z
  • Kevin Ullyett professional tennis player
  • Yvonne Vera author
  • Winky D musician
  • Jonathan Wutawunashe musician
  • Leonard Zhakata musician, singer

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