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Zimbabwe
Motto: "Unity, Freedom, Work"[1]
Location of  Zimbabwe  (dark blue)in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Zimbabwe  (dark blue)

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(2012)
DemonymZimbabwean
Zimbo[4] (colloquial)
Government
Emmerson Mnangagwa
Constantino Chiwenga
Kembo Mohadi
LegislatureParliament
Senate
House of Assembly
Independencefrom the United Kingdom
11 November 1965
2 March 1970
1 June 1979
18 April 1980
15 May 2013
Area
• Total
390,757 km2 (150,872 sq mi) (60th)
• Water (%)
1
Population
• 2016 estimate
16,150,362[5] (73rd)
• 2012 census
12,973,808[6]
• Density
26/km2 (67.3/sq mi) (170th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$33.872 billion[7]
• Per capita
$2,276[7]
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$17.105 billion[7]
• Per capita
$1,149[7]
Gini (1995)50.1[8]
high
HDI (2015)Increase 0.516[9]
low · 154th
CurrencyUnited States dollar (official for government), South African rand, and many other currenciesa, e.g. Botswana pula, euro, Indian rupees, pound sterling, Australian dollars. Zimbabwean bond coins are used as a proxy for US dollar and cent coins. Zimbabwean bond notes for 2 and 5 dollars were introduced in 2016 at par value of the US dollar
Time zoneCAT[10](UTC+2)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+263
ISO 3166 codeZW
Internet TLD.zw
  1. The Zimbabwean dollar is no longer in active use after it was officially suspended by the government due to hyperinflation. The United States dollar (US$), Euro (€), South African rand (R), Botswana pula (P), Pound sterling (£), Indian rupees (), Australian dollars (A$), Chinese Renminbi (元/¥), and Japanese yen (¥)[11] are legal tender.[12] 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 January 20, 2018


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