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About Zimbabwe


Official name: Republic of Zimbabwe.

Population: 14 million.

Situation: Southern Africa.

Time zone: GMT + 2.

Area: 391,090 square kilometres / 150,961 square miles.

Borders with: Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi, South Africa.

Coasts: None.

Capital: Harare.

Major Towns: Bulawayo, Gweru.

Chief Port: None. Served through Beira (Mozambique) when this route has been open.

Religion: Christianity and local beliefs.

Rest Day: Sunday.

Electricity: 220 or 240 Volts AC, 50 Hz.

Physical: The Limpopo River to the south forms the border with South Africa; in the north west the Zambezi River, including the Victoria Falls, forms the border with Zambia. A range of mountains and highlands with Mt Inyangani at 2,592 meters / 8504 feet forms the eastern border. There is a high central plateau between the Limpopo and the Zambezi.