Facts about Zimbabwe
Official languages: English, Shona, South Ndebele, North Ndebele
Area: 390,580 km²
Population: 11.7 million residents
Population density: 29.83 residents per km²
Internet TLD:. zw
ISO codes: ZW, ZWE, 716
The prefix for Zimbabwe is +263
Flag of Zimbabwe
The flag of Zimbabwe was adopted in 1980 and consists of seven horizontal stripes, the colors of which are axially symmetrical according to the central black stripe. Towards the black stripe, the flag carries a red, yellow and green stripe. A white wedge is placed in the pole part of the flag, which bears the symbol of a bird carved in talc on a red five-pointed star. The colors of the flag were inspired by the flag of the African National Patriotic Front Union, which championed the independence of the former Rhodesia from Great Britain. The star commemorates the beginnings of socialism in the country and the symbolism of the colors is as follows: black represents the African population, red the blood shed during the struggle for independence, yellow the mineral wealth and green the fertility of the local landscape. White color traditionally symbolizes peace.
Zimbabwe [zɪmˈbapvə] (English: Zimbabwe [zɪmˈbɑːbwɪ]; translated: “stone houses” in the Shona language), the former Rhodesia or Southern Rhodesia, is a republic in southern Africa. See Zimbabwe Location on World Map.
The once rich Zimbabwe is one of the poorest countries in the world thanks to years of mismanagement. Due to the dictatorial political environment, the conditions for the once prosperous economy have worsened substantially. Almost all sectors of the manufacturing industry suffered massive sales losses. In addition, the war with the Democratic Republic of the Congo has deprived the economy of hundreds of millions of dollars of foreign currency. Unemployment is estimated at around 80%.
Biggest Cities of Zimbabwe by Population
The largest cities in Zimbabwe are Harare and Bulawayo. Harare is the capital of Zimbabwe and has a population of around 2 million people. It is the country’s political, economic, and cultural center, with many modern amenities such as shopping malls, universities, hospitals, and hotels. The city also has several interesting sites such as the National Gallery which contains a collection of African art from different eras. There are also several markets where visitors can purchase local produce such as fruits or vegetables as well as imported items from other countries such as China or India. There are also several restaurants serving traditional Zimbabwean dishes such as sadza or mazondo along with international cuisine.
Bulawayo is located in western Zimbabwe and has a population of around 1 million people. It is an important industrial center for manufacturing goods such as textiles and chemicals and it was once home to one of the biggest steel mills in Africa, Ziscosteel. Today, it is still an important commercial hub for shipping goods throughout Zimbabwe. The city also has several markets where visitors can purchase local crafts or jewelry as well as imported items from other countries such as China or India. There are also several restaurants serving traditional Zimbabwean dishes such as sadza or mazondo along with international cuisine. Finally, there are several beaches nearby for visitors to relax at or take part in water sports activities such as fishing or boating.
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According to Abbreviation Finder, the capital of Zimbabwe is called Harare. It used to be called Salisbury, after a British politician named Salisbury, until the country became independent. The Zimbabweans renamed the city and named it Harare, after an important chief of the country.
It is located in the northeast of Zimbabwe. About 1.5 million people live there. Since there are also many townships here, in which mainly the poorest population congregates, the exact dates are not known and so the actual number of inhabitants is probably much higher.