Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa known for its dramatic landscape and diverse wildlife, much of it within parks, reserves and safari areas. On the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls make a thundering 108m drop into narrow Batoka Gorge, where there’s white-water rafting and bungee-jumping. Downstream are Matusadona and Mana Pools national parks, home to hippos, rhinos and birdlife.
Languages: English, Shona, Ndebele
Ethnic Groups: African 98% (Shona 82%, Ndebele 14%, other 2%), mixed and Asian 1%, white less than 1%
Belief Systems: syncretic (part Christian, part indigenous beliefs) 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs 24%, Muslim and other 1%
Population: 13.7 million people (World Rank: 72nd) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 91.5 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 181st) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 2.41 %/yr (World Rank: 37th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 59.9 years (World Rank: 201st) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 18.5 years (World Rank: 168th) (2010 estimate)
Sites for More Information:
Current News About Zimbabwe
in Washington D.C.
Zimbabwe Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links
by Gunnar Anzinger.
Traveling to Zimbabwe
Comprehensive travel information from africaguide.com