Republic of Zimbabwe is located in the south of the African continent, with a population of 12,619,600, making it the
72nd largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Harare with a total population of 1,606,000. The country
encompasses 390,757 square kilometers making it the 6
1st largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Zambia,
Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.

Executive President Robert Gabriel Mugabe is recognized as the Chief of State and, along with Vice President
Majuru, achieves that status through popular vote and holds that position for six years with no term limits.
Zimbabwe has two Vice Presidents however John Landa Nkomo died 17 January 2013 and no replacement has been
Morgan Richard Tsvangirai is recognized as the Head of Government and, along with Deputy Prime Ministers
Arthur Mutambara
and Thokozani Khuphe, achieved that status when the Zimbabwe constitution was amended as part of a
power-sharing agreement following electoral violence and controversy surrounding the 2008 presidential election and later
run-off leading to negotiations between Mugabe's ZANU-PF and rival candidate Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC Parties. Its form
of government is a parliamentary democracy and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 21 December 1979.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English, Shona, Sindebele and numerous other tribe languages. It counts
among its major religions Syncretic (part Christian, part indigenous beliefs), Christian, indigenous beliefs, Muslim and other
faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 7 AM, 20 FM, 5 Short Wave and 17 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Inyangani, its highest point at 2,592 meters, and the junction of the Runde and Save rivers,
its lowest point at 162 meters. Its principal waterway is Lake Kariba, which measures 375 meters.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are mining, steel, wood products, cement,
chemicals, fertilizer, clothing and footwear, foodstuffs and beverages. Its official currency is Zimbabwean dollar.

Here’s something you may not know about Zimbabwe. In full flood from February-April, the massive Victoria Falls on the
Zambezi River forms the world's largest curtain of falling water.
Buffalo close to Lake
Elephant in Hwange
National Park
Darter taking off from
Lake Kariba
Harare- Zimbabwe's  
capital and largest city
Inyangani- Zimbabwe's
highest point
Matobo Hills National
The Great Zimbabwe
National Monument
Tradtional Maasai
Plane wreck in Lake
Kariba- Zimbabwe's
principle waterway on
the Zambia border
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Tradtional Zimbabwe
food- Meat and sauce
Victoria Falls on the
Zambezi River between
Zimbabwe and Zambia
Updated 12 March 2013
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
14.3% (2009 est.)

2 million

Runde River in
Gonarezhou National
Park near the Save
River Junction-
Zimbabwe's lowest
Beitbridge- a principle
Zimbabwean border
crossing into South
Mountains along
Zimbabwe's southern
border with
Kenyamba on the
Zambezi River-
northernmost point on
the border with Zambia
and Mozambique
westernmost point on
the borders with
Zambia, Namibia and
Limpopo River-
southernmost point on
the border with South
Africa and Mozambique
Sorghum farmers in
Muzdi- Zimbabwe's
easternmost point on
the border with
Train at Plumtree on
Zimbabwe's border
with Botswana
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Mutare on Zimbabwe's
border with