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Republic of Zimbabwe
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Unity, Freedom, Work"[1]
Anthem: 
"Blessed be the land of Zimbabwe"[2]
Location of  Zimbabwe  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Zimbabwe  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Capital
and largest city
Harare
17°50′S31°3′E / 17.833°S 31.050°E / -17.833; 31.050
Official languages
Ethnic groups (2003)
DemonymZimbabwean
GovernmentDominant-partypresidential republic
 - PresidentRobert Mugabe
 - First Vice PresidentEmmerson Mnangagwa
 - Second Vice PresidentPhelekezela Mphoko
LegislatureParliament
 - Upper houseSenate
 - Lower houseHouse of Assembly
Independencefrom the United Kingdom
 - Declared11 November 1965 
 - Recognised18 April 1980 
 - Current constitution15 May 2013 
Area
 - Total390,757 km2 (60th)
150,871 sq mi
 - Water (%)1
Population
 - 2012 estimate12,973,808[4] (73rd)
 - 2012[5] census13,061,239
 - Density26/km2 (170th)
57/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2014 estimate
 - Total$27.134 billion[6]
 - Per capita$2,046[6]
GDP (nominal)2014 estimate
 - Total$13.672 billion[6]
 - Per capita$1,031[6]
Gini (1995)50.1[7]
high
HDI (2013)Increase 0.492[8]
low ·156th
CurrencyUnited States Dollar (official for government) and many unofficial currenciesa, e.g. Indian Rupee, Chinese Yuan South African rand and Zimbabwe Bond coins etc.
Time zoneCentral Africa Time(UTC+2)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+263
ISO 3166 codeZW
Internet TLD.zw
a.The Zimbabwean dollar is no longer in active use after it was officially suspended by the government due to hyperinflation. The United States dollar (US$), South African rand (R), Botswana pula (P), Pound sterling (£), Euro (€), Indian rupees (), Australian dollars (A$), Chinese yuan (元/¥), and Japanese yen (¥) are now used instead.[9][10] The United States dollar has been adopted as the official currency for all government transactions.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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