Basic Data

LOCATION

Southern Africa, bordered by South Africa (225 km), Zambia (797km), Botswana (813 km) and Mozambique (1,231 km).

AREA

Area 390,580 km

LAND

Land 386,670 km

CLIMATE

Climate Tropical, moderated by altitude

RAINY SEASON

November to March

POPULATION

Population 13.06 (ZIMSTAT Census 2012)

AGE STRUCTURE

Age structure 0 – 5 years

2.223 million people

 

5 – 15 years

5.394 million people

16 – 65 years

7.932 million people

66 years and older

0.567 million people

POPULATION

GROWTH RATE

1.543% (2014 est.)

LIFE EXPECTANCY

54.4 years

ETHNICITY

African 98,6%, European 0,6%, Asiatic 0,2%, Mixed race 0,4% (ZIMSTAT Census 2012)

ADMINISTRATION

Eight provinces and two cities with provincial status (Harare and Bulawayo)

GOVERNMENT TYPE

Parliamentary Democracy

EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT

His Excellency Robert Gabriel Mugabe

LEGAL SYSTEM

Mixture of Roman-Dutch and English Common Law

CURRENCY

 

Multi-currency system with the United States Dollar (US$) and the South African Rand (ZAR) being the dominant currencies. The Pound, Botswana Pula and the Euro are also accepted.

MINERAL RESOURCES

 

Coal, Chromium ores, Asbestos, Gold, Nickel, Copper, Iron ore, Zinc, Vanadium, Lithium, Tin and Platinum group metals.

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

Tobacco, cotton, wheat, maize, sugarcane, coffee, tea, timber, flowers and vegetables

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS

 

Minerals, wood, steel, food, plastic, textiles, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, cement, automobiles, detergents, and beverages.

EXPORTS

Platinum, tobacco, cotton, gold, Ferro-alloys, textiles, horticulture

IMPORTS

Machinery, chemicals, information technology, vehicles, fuels, and pesticides

MAJOR TRADE PARTNERS

South Africa, China, Netherlands, Zambia, Botswana, United Kingdom, Germany and United States.

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