Area: 390,580 km² (World Rank 59)
Inhabitants: 12.38 Mio. (World Rank 70)
Harare is the capital of Zimbabwe
See also Great Zimbabwe National Monument.
For information about the March and June 2008 presidential elections, see Zimbabwean presidential election, 2008.
Zimbabwe (pronounced /zɪmˈbɑːbweɪ/), officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, and formerly Southern Rhodesia, the Republic of Rhodesia and Zimbabwe Rhodesia, is a landlocked country in the southern part of the continent of Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. It is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the southwest, Zambia to the northwest, and Mozambique to the east. The official language of Zimbabwe is English. However, the majority of the population speaks Shona, which is the native language of the Shona people; the other native language of Zimbabwe being Sindebele, which is spoken by the Matabele people.