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1: Population | The population of Zimbabwe, as of July 2011 is 12,084,304 | 12,084,304 July 2011

2: People | -98 percent of Zimbabwe is made up of Africans. (Shona 82 percent, Ddebele 14 percent, and other 2 percent) Mixed and Asian make up 1 percent, and white the other 1 percent. -The official language of Zimbabwe is English, but languages such as Shona, Sindebele (sometimes called Ndebele), and several other minor tribal dialiects are used. -The religion in Zimbabwe is made up mostly of Christian and indigenous beliefs, with a small percentage being Muslim or another. -

4: Geography | -Zimbabwe is located in Southern Africa, between South Africa and Zambia. -It is a total of 390,757 sq km, making it slightly larger than Montana. -Its border countries are Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zambia. -Zimbabwe has a tropical climate, which differs depending on altitude. Its rainy season is from November to March. -Zimbabwe is mostly high plateau with higher central plateaus, and some mountains in the east. -Zimbabwe is landlocked. The Zambezi forms a natural riverine boundary with Zambia.

5: Government | -Zimbabwe has a parliamentary democracy -Zimbabwe's Capital is Harare -On April 18, Zimbabwe celebrates Independence Day, because they became independent from the UK on that day in 1980. -Zimbabwe has a mixed legal system of English common law, Roman-Dutch civil law, and customary law -The national anthem in zimbabwe is called Kalibusiswe Ilizwe leZimbabwe, which means Blessed Be the Land of Zimbabwe. It was adopted in 1994.

6: Current Issues | -One of the current issues in Zimbabwe today is the high risk of infectious diseases such as hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, schistosomiasis, and rabies. -Another issue is the amount of children under the age of 5 that are underweight. At least 14 percent as of 2006 were found to be underweight.

8: The yellow Zimbabwe bird represents the long history of the country. It is superimposed on a red, five-pointed star in the center of the triangle, which symbolizes peace; green represents agriculture, yellow, mineral wealth. Red stands for the blood shed to achieve independence, and black for the native people

9: Harare

10: Source Page | Pictures: http://www.pickatrail.com/jupiter/location/africa/map/zimbabwe.gif http://www.olstars.com/images/flags/Big/zw.gif http://0.tqn.com/d/goafrica/1/0/2/F/200215162-001.jpg http://lh3.ggpht.com/-qdlIhTxkzGs/Sh1ant8cAkE/AAAAAAAAAIQ/E7gHnCBKx7k/HarareCity.jpg http://www.airmalawi.com/Portals/0/harare-city-guide.jpg http://www.keyafrica.com/images/userimages/22fcf188-dfb9-42bb-be76-a582eada72a2.jpg http://www.travelhouseuk.co.uk/travelGallery/var/albums/Africa/Zimbabwe/zimbabwe.jpg?m=1294668685

11: Text: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/zi.html

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