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Zimbabwe


  • Full name: Republic of Zimbabwe
  • Population: 12.9 million (UN, 2005)
  • Capital: Harare
  • Area: 390,759 sq km (150,873 sq miles) approx. the size of montana
  • Major language: English (official), Shona, Sindebele
  • Major religions: Syncretic (mix of Christian and indigenous beliefs) 50%, Christion 25%, indigenous beliefs 24%, Muslim and other 1%
  • Monetary unit: 1 Zimbabwe dollar = 100 cents
  • Independence: 1980
  • People: Of the approximate 11 million people living in Zimbabwe, the highest percentage is Shona followed by the Ndebele, Tonga and Shangaan. Approximately 2% have European or Asian descent.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

BBC Country Profile:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/country_profiles/1064589.stm

CIA World Factbook:
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/zi.html

NEWS SOURCES

BBC:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/africa/2000/zimbabwe/default.stm

ZWNews:
http://www.zwnews.com/

ARTICLES

Zimbabwe's Fight for Justice

Zimbabwe's Future: Made in China

Riddle of Great Zimbabwe


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