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General information
Common nameZimbabwe
Local nameRepublic of Zimbabwe
NameRepublic of Zimbabwe
Motto"Unity, Freedom, Work"
Anthem  (Shona)
"Blessed be the land of Zimbabwe"
Largest cityHarare
Official languagesEnglish, Shona, Ndebele
GovernmentSemi presidential, parliamentary, consociationalist republic
PresidentRobert Mugabe
Vice PresidentJoice Mujuru
John Nkomo
Prime MinisterMorgan Tsvangirai
Deputy Prime MinisterThokozani Khuphe
Arthur Mutambara
IndependenceIndependence (from the United Kingdom)
Proclaimed11 November 1965
Recognized18 April 1980
Total Area150871 sq mi (390755.9 km2) (60th)
Water %1
Population Est.12521000 (68th)
Density (pop.)22/km2 (170th) (57/sq mi)
GDP PPP$4.164 billion (2009)
GDP (PPP) per capita$355
GDP (nominal)$4.397 billion (2009)
GDP (nominal) per capita$374
Other information
Gini50.1 (2009) (high)
HDI(+) 0.140 (2010) (low) (169th)
Time zoneCentral Africa Time (UTC+2)
- Summer (DST)Not observed (UTC+2)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+263

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Zimbabwe (c-eniconzɪmˈbɑːbweɪ ; officially the Republic of Zimbabwe and formerly Southern Rhodesia, Rhodesia, the Republic of Rhodesia, and Zimbabwe Rhodesia) is a landlocked country located in the southern part of the African continent, 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. Zimbabwe has three official languages: English, Shona (the Bantu language with the most native speakers), and Ndebele (also a Bantu language).Zimbabwe began as the British crown colony of Southern Rhodesia, created from land held by the British South Africa Company. President Robert Mugabe is the head of State and Commander in Chief of the armed forces. Morgan Tsvangirai is the Prime Minister. Mugabe has been in power since the country's internationally-recognised independence in 1980.

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