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Republic of Zimbabwe
[citation needed]
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
GovernmentUnitarydominant-partypresidential republic
Robert Mugabe
Emmerson Mnangagwa
Phelekezela Mphoko
LegislatureParliament
Senate
House of Assembly
Independencefrom the United Kingdom
11 November 1965
• Recognised
18 April 1980
15 May 2013
Area
• Total
390,757 km2 (150,872 sq mi) (60th)
• Water (%)
1
Population
• 2012 estimate
12,973,808[4] (73rd)
• 2012[5] census
13,061,239
• Density
26/km2 (67.3/sq mi) (170th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$29.795 billion[6]
• Per capita
$2,002[6]
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$15.285 billion[6]
• Per capita
$1,027[6]
Gini (1995)50.1[7]
high
HDI (2015)Increase 0.516[8]
low · 154th
CurrencyUnited States dollar (official for government), South African rand, and many other currenciesa, e.g. Botswana pula, Euro, Indian Rupees, Pound sterling. Zimbabwean bond coins are used as a proxy for US dollar and cent coins. Zimbabwean bond notes for 2 and 5 dollars were introduced in 2016 at par value of the US dollar
Time zoneCAT[9](UTC+2)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+263
ISO 3166 codeZW
Internet TLD.zw
  1. The Zimbabwean dollar is no longer in active use after it was officially suspended by the government due to hyperinflation. The United States dollar (US$), Euro (€), South African rand (R), Botswana pula (P), Pound sterling (£), Indian rupees (), Australian dollars (A$), Chinese Renminbi (元/¥), and Japanese yen (¥)[10] are legal tender.[11] 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 July 9, 2017


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