Basic Data

HEAD OF STATE: H.E. Robert Gabriel Mugabe

National Day: 18th April

Capital City: Harare

Population: 11,631 657 (Male 5,634 180, Female 5,997477)

Time Zone: GMT+2

Size of Country: 390,580 Sq Km.

Location: Zimbabwe is situated in Southern Africa, bordered to the South by South Africa, to the east by Mozambique, to the north by Zambia and to the west by Botswana

Major Languages: English (official language) Shona and Ndebele (widely spoken)

Other languages: Tonga, Venda, Hwesa, Sotho, Nambya, Doma and Shangani

Climate: Temperature varies between 12 degrees centigrade in winter to 38 degrees centigrade in summer.

Major Religions: Christianity, Hindu, Muslim, and Traditional African

Currency: 1 ZW$ = 100 Cents

Background to Land Reform in Zimbabwe (html) (pdf)

Business Hours:
Monday to Friday: 0800-1630 hrs
Saturday: 0800-1300 hrs

Major Banks: Barclays, Standard Chartered, Stanbic, Jewel Bank (CBZ), Zimbank, Kingdom Bank. For information about banks visit: www.rbz.co.zw

Population by Province
Rural Population: 7 601 950
Urban Population: 4 029 707
PROVINCE CAPITAL POPULATION
BULAWAYO BULAWAYO 676 650
HARARE HARARE 1 896 134
MANICALAND MUTARE 1 568 930
MASHONALAND CENTRAL BINDURA 995 427
MASHONALAND EAST MARONDERA 1 127 413
MASHONALAND WEST CHINHOYI 1 224 670
MASVINGO MASVINGO 1 320 438
MATEBELELAND NORTH LUPANE 704 948
MATEBELELAND SOUTH GWANDA 653 054
MIDLANDS GWERU 1 463 993


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