interesting facts about zimbabwe

February 9, 2010 | In: Countries facts

The name Zimbabwe derives from “Dzimba dza mabwe,” meaning “great houses of stone” in the Shona language.

Zimbabwe is situated in south-central Africa, between two of the well known African rivers the Limpopo and the mighty Zambezi.

Zimbabwe began as a part of the British crown colony of Rhodesia.On 18 April 1980 Zimbabwe became an independent state.

Lake Kariba on the River Zambezi is one of the world’s largest manmade lakes.

Life expectancy is only 40 because of AIDS.

The official language is English, with Shona and Sindebele dialects.

The country’s natural resources include coal, gold, nickel, copper, iron ore, lithium, tin, and platinum.

The currency in Zimbabwe is the Zimbabwe dollar.

Zimbabwe has a tropical type of climate. In winter the annual temperature ranges from 12 degree Celsius to 13 degree Celsius.

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1 Response to interesting facts about zimbabwe



February 12th, 2010 at 9:49 am

There are some wonderful facts abot Zimbabwe which are not included.Anyway thanks

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