Where is Zimbabwe?

Located in Southern Africa, Zimbabwe has a 3,229.00 km border with Botswana (834 km), Mozambique (1,402 km), South Africa (230 km) and Zambia (763 km). In 2004, Zimbabwe dropped objections to plans between Botswana and Zambia to build a bridge over the Zambezi River.

Zimbabwe is an African country covering 390,757.00 km2 of which 1.00% is water and 386,847.00 km2 is land. The are?includes Perim, Socotra, the former Yemen Arab Republic (YAR or North Yemen), and the former People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (PDRY or South Yemen). This makes it the 60th largest country in the world and about four times the size of Indiana; slightly larger than Montana. Its geographic coordinates are 20 00 S, 30 00 E and Harare is the capital city.

It takes its name from the Kingdom of Zimbabwe, which existed from the 13th to the 15th century.

Its ISO code is ZW.


Zimbabwe has a mean elevation of 961 m above sea level.

The climate varies by altitude with a dry season from May to September and a rainy season from November to March. Its terrain mostly consists of high plateaus with mountains in the east.


Zimbabwe has a population of 14,546,961 making it the 71st largest in the world.

Shona and Ndebele are the most widely spoken languages. The most common ethnic group is reported as African. The majority of the population is Protestant Christian.

The dialing code for the country is 263.


Zimbabwe is an independent country. it gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1980. Its constitution was last ratified in 2013.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Zimbabwe's GDP is $28,330,000,000.00 (USD) with $1,700.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 133rd largest economy and its citizens the 205th richest in the world. The currency of Zimbabwe is the Dollar (ZWL).

Its major export partners are China, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and South Africa. Its main exports are platinum, cotton, tobacco, gold, and ferroalloys. Its major import partners are South Africa, China, and Zambia. Its major imports include machinery and transport equipment, other manufactures, and chemicals.

This page was last modified on January 17th, 2018