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About Zimbabwe in detail
Where is Zimbabwe?
Zimbabwe, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 17 49 S 31 02 E otherwise in Africa, in Southern Africa, between South Africa and Zambia.
What is the capital city of Zimbabwe?
The capital city of Zimbabwe is: Harare.
What is the time in Harare?
It is 7 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Harare is: UTC+2.
What is the Internet code for Zimbabwe?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Zimbabwe is: .zw
What is the size of Zimbabwe?
The territory of Zimbabwe is total: 390,757 sq km; land: 386,847 sq km, water: 3,910 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Zimbabwe is slightly larger than Montana.
If we would like to walk around and discover Zimbabwe, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 3,229 km.
What is the water coverage of Zimbabwe?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Zimbabwe is covered by water (see below), and this includes 0 km (landlocked country) coastline.
What is the climate like in Zimbabwe?
The climate of Zimbabwe is tropical: moderated by altitude: rainy season (November to March).
Geographical data of Zimbabwe
The elevation of Zimbabwe; mean elevation: 961 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: junction of the Runde and Save Rivers 162 m, highest point: Inyangani 2,592 m.
The typical geographical details of Zimbabwe include mostly high plateau with higher central plateau (high veld); mountains in east.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Zimbabwe is landlocked country; the Zambezi forms a natural riverine boundary with Zambia; in full flood (February-April) the massive Victoria Falls on the river forms the world's largest curtain of falling water; Lake Kariba on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border forms the world's largest reservoir by volume (180 cu km; 43 cu mi).
Resources and land use of Zimbabwe
The country’s main mined products are coal, chromium ore, asbestos, gold, nickel, copper, iron ore, vanadium, lithium, tin, platinum group metals. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 42.5%; arable land 10.9%; permanent crops 0.3%; permanent pasture 31.3%; forest: 39.5%; other: 18% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Zimbabwe
The number of inhabitants of Zimbabwe is 14,546,961 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 32.4% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Zimbabwe is concentrated in HARARE (capital) 1.501 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Zimbabwe
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: African 99.4% (predominantly Shona; Ndebele is the second largest ethnic group), other 0.4%, unspecified 0.2% (2012 estimate).
Spoken languages in Zimbabwe
The spoken languages in Zimbabwe are the following: Shona (official language; most widely spoken), Ndebele (official language, second most widely spoken), English (official language; traditionally used for official language business), 13 minority languages (official language; includes Chewa, Chibarwe, Kalanga, Koisan, Nambya, Ndau, Shangani, sign language, Sotho, Tonga, Tswana, Venda, and Xhosa).
What are the most important religions in Zimbabwe?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Protestant 75.9% (includes Apostolic 38%, Pentecostal 21.1%, other 16.8%), Roman Catholic 8.4%, other Christian 8.4%, other 1.2% (includes traditional, Muslim), none 6.1% (2011 estimate).
Further population data of Zimbabwe
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 37.8% (male 2,778,806 / female 2,720,033) 15-24 years: 21.29% (male 1,560,833 / female 1,536,110) 25-54 years: 33.86% (male 2,578,142 / female 2,346,993) 55-64 years: 3.55% (male 188,851 / female 327,483) 65 years and over: 3.5% (male 194,933 / female 314,777) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Zimbabwe is 2.2% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Zimbabwe the birth rate is 31.9 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 9.9 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Zimbabwe the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Zimbabwe, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Zimbabwe are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 6.4% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Zimbabwe
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Zimbabwe's economy depends heavily on its mining and agriculture sectors. Following a decade of contraction from 1998 to 2008, the economy recorded real growth of more than 10% per year in the period 2010-13, before slowing to roughly 4% in 2014 due to poUntil early 2009, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) routinely printed money to fund the budget deficit, causing hyperinflation. Dollarization in early 2009 - which allowed currencies such as the Botswana pula, the South Africa rand, and the US dollar toZimbabwe’s government entered a second Staff Monitored Program with the IMF in 2014 and undertook other measures to reengage with international financial institutions. Foreign and domestic investment continues to be hindered by the lack of clarity regardi.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Zimbabwe is $14.19 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Zimbabwe is -0.3% (2016 estimate) 1.1% (2015 estimate) 3.9% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Zimbabwe this is $2,000 (2016 estimate) $2,000 (2015 estimate) $2,000 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Zimbabwe produces?
The main agricultural products of Zimbabwe are tobacco, corn, cotton, wheat, coffee, sugarcane, peanuts; sheep, goats, pigs.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are mining (coal, gold, platinum, copper, nickel, tin, diamonds, clay, numerous metallic and nonmetallic ores), steel; wood products, cement, chemicals, fertilizer, clothing and footwear, foodstuffs, beverages. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on mining (coal, gold, platinum, copper, nickel, tin, diamonds, clay, numerous metallic and nonmetallic ores), steel; wood products, cement, chemicals, fertilizer, clothing and footwear, foodstuffs, beverages.
Drinking water source in Zimbabwe
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 97% of population, rural: 67.3% of population, total: 76.9% of population. Unimproved: urban: 3% of population, rural: 32.7% of population, total: 23.1% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Zimbabwe
In Zimbabwe, the average number of childbirth is 3.5 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Zimbabwe
The average age of the population is total: 20.6 years; male: 20.5 years, female: 20.8 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Zimbabwe it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Zimbabwe is 0 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: the father must be a citizen of Zimbabwe; in the case of a child born out of wedlock, the mother must be a citizen. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Zimbabwe a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Zimbabwe
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Zimbabwe density of the hospital beds is 1.7 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Zimbabwe the degree of risk: highfood or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fevervectorborne diseases: malaria and dengue feverwater contact disease: schistosomiasisanimal contact disease: rabies (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Zimbabwe the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Zimbabwe is 8.4% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Zimbabwe? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Zimbabwe are recurring droughts; floods and severe storms are rare.
More interesting facts about Zimbabwe
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; The UK annexed Southern Rhodesia from the former British South Africa Company in 1923. A 1961 constitution was formulated that favored whites in power. In 1965 the government unilaterally declared its independence, but the UK did not recognize the act and demanded more complete voting rights for the black African majority in the country (then called Rhodesia). UN sanctions and a guerrilla uprising finally led to free elections in 1979 and independence (as Zimbabwe) in 1980. Robert MUGABE, the nation's first prime minister, has been the country's only ruler (as president since 1987) and has dominated the country's political system since independence. His chaotic land redistribution campaign, which began in 1997 and intensified after 2000, caused an exodus of white farmers, crippled the economy, and ushered in widespread shortages of basic commodities. Ignoring international condemnation, MUGABE rigged the 2002 presidential election to ensure his reelection.In April 2005, the capital city of Harare embarked on Operation Restore Order, ostensibly an urban rationalization program, which resulted in the destruction of the homes or businesses of 700,000 mostly poor supporters of the opposition. MUGABE in June 2007 instituted price controls on all basic commodities causing panic buying and leaving store shelves empty for months. General elections held in March 2008 contained irregularities but still amounted to a censure of the ZANU-PF-led government with the opposition winning a majority of seats in parliament. Movement for Democratic Change - Tsvangirai opposition leader Morgan TSVANGIRAI won the most votes in the presidential poll, but not enough to win outright. In the lead up to a run-off election in June 2008, considerable violence against opposition party members led to the withdrawal of TSVANGIRAI from the ballot. Extensive evidence of violence and intimidation resulted in international condemnation of the process. Difficult negotiations over a power-sharing "government of national unity," in which MUGABE remained president and TSVANGIRAI became prime minister, were finally settled in February 2009, although the leaders failed to agree upon many key outstanding governmental issues. MUGABE was reelected president in June 2013 in balloting that was severely flawed and internationally condemned. As a prerequisite to holding the election, Zimbabwe enacted a new constitution by referendum, although many provisions in the new constitution have yet to be codified in law.
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Zimbabwe: 18 April 1980 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Zimbabwe
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, seven equal horizontal bands of green, yellow, red, black, red, yellow, and green with a white isosceles triangle edged in black with its base on the hoist side; a yellow Zimbabwe bird representing the long history of the country is superimposed on a red five-pointed star in the center of the triangle, which symbolizes peace; green represents agriculture, yellow mineral wealth, red the blood shed to achieve independence, and black stands for the native people.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe bird symbol, African fish eagle, flame lily; national colors: green, yellow, red, black, white.
Constitution of Zimbabwe
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Zimbabwe?
Most of the times, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Zimbabwe is mixed legal system of English common law, Roman-Dutch civil law, and customary law.
It was Aristotle, who founded Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Zimbabwe, we can highlight the following structures bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (80 seats; 60 members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies - 6 seats in each of the 10 provinces - by proportional representation vote, 16 indirectly elected by the regional governing councils, 2 reserved for the National Council Chiefs, and 2 reserved for members with disabilities; members serve 5-year terms) and the House of Assembly (270 seats; 210 members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote and 60 seats reserved for women directly elected by proportional representation vote; members serve 5-year terms)elections: last held on 31 July 2013 (next to be held in 2018)election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - ZANU-PF 37, MDC-T 21, MDC-N 2, chiefs 18, people with disabilities 2; House of Assembly - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - ZANU-PF 196, MDC-T 70, MDC-N 2, independent 2.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Zimbabwe
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Zimbabwe the labor force is 8.098 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Zimbabwe is total: 25.9 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 28.1 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 23.6 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Zimbabwe is 95% (2009 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Zimbabwe, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 2% highest 10%: 40.4% (1995).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Zimbabwe the GINI index is .50,1 (2006).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Zimbabwe, the people living under the poverty line is the lowest 10%: 2% highest 10%: 40.4% (1995).
About the budget and central governments debt of Zimbabwe
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Zimbabwe is; revenues: $3.4 billion, expenditures: $3.9 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 24% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Zimbabwe is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Zimbabwe
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 1.6% (2016 estimate), -2.4% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 20% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Zimbabwe is: $3.257 billion (2016 estimate), $3.551 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: platinum, cotton, tobacco, gold, ferroalloys, textiles/clothing.
The most important imported products are: machinery and transport equipment, other manufactures, chemicals, fuels, food products, and the countries from where the import is coming: South Africa 48.1%, China 12.1%, India 5.2%, Zambia 4.6% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Zimbabwe
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Zimbabwe, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 36.8% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Zimbabwe, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Zimbabwe; privatization and competition have driven rapid expansion of telecommunications, particularly cellular voice and mobile broadband, in recent years; continued economic instability and infrastructure limitations, such as reliable power, hinder progressdomestic: consists of microwave radio relay links, open-wire lines, radiotelephone communication stations, fixed wireless local loop installations, fiber-optic cable, VSAT terminals, and a substantial mobile-cellular network; Internet connection is most readily avainternational: country code - 263; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat; 5 international digital gateway exchanges; fiber-optic connections to neighboring states provide access to international networks via undersea cable (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Zimbabwe
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Zimbabwe: 196 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Zimbabwe: total: 97,267 km, paved: 18,481 km, unpaved: 78,786 km (2002).
The total length of the waterways in Zimbabwe: (some navigation possible on Lake Kariba) (2011).
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Facts & data about Zimbabwe
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Zimbabwe, conventional short form: Zimbabwe, former: Southern Rhodesia, Rhodesia, etymology: takes its name from the Kingdom of Zimbabwe (13th-15th century) and its capital of Great Zimbabwe, the largest stone structure in pre-colonial southern Africa.
|Abbrevation: Zimbabwe||Geographic coordinates:
20 00 S, 30 00 E
|Country location: Africa|
|Capital of Zimbabwe: Harare||GPS of the Capital:
17 49 S 31 02 E
|Position: Southern Africa, between South Africa and Zambia|
|Land area: total: 390,757 sq km; land: 386,847 sq km, water: 3,910 sq km||Terrain: mostly high plateau with higher central plateau (high veld); mountains in east
||Area comparative: slightly larger than Montana|
|Population: 14,546,961 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 2.2% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.02 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.02 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.1 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.58 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.64 male(s) / female, total population: 1.01 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $3.257 billion (2016 estimate), $3.551 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $5.738 billion (2016 estimate), $6.016 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: South Africa 48.1%, China 12.1%, India 5.2%, Zambia 4.6% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 32.4% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): HARARE (capital) 1.501 million (2015)||Median age: total: 20.6 years; male: 20.5 years, female: 20.8 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 2.328 million. Percent of population: 16.4% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 333,702. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 2 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 12.757 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 90 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 95% (2009 estimate)||Nationality: Zimbabwean(s) adjective: Zimbabwean||National holidays: Independence Day, 18 April (1980)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 58 years. Male: 57.3 years, female: 58.7 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 3.5 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 31.9 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write English. Total population: 86.5%; male: 88.5%, female: 84.6% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of English common law, Roman-Dutch civil law, and customary law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: mining (coal, gold, platinum, copper, nickel, tin, diamonds, clay, numerous metallic and nonmetallic ores), steel; wood products, cement, chemicals, fertilizer, clothing and footwear, foodstuffs, beverages||Industrial production growth rate: -3% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: -0.3% (2016 estimate) 1.1% (2015 estimate) 3.9% (2014 estimate)|
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