50 Fascinating Facts About Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe, formally known as the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country situated in the southern part of the continent of Africa. The Zambezi and Limpopo rivers converge here. It has a total area of 390,757 square miles. Harare is the country's capital and largest city. The US dollar is the country's official currency. Once known as Rhodesia, Zimbabwe is now known as the Republic of Zimbabwe. Cecil John Rhodes, whose corporation handled the region in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, gave its name. Zimbabwe, a landlocked country, is fascinating to learn about via these amazing facts.

Fascinating Facts

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Bantu-speaking Iron Age farmers arrived in the region around AD 300 and established a settlement there.
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According to the Guinness Book of Records, Zimbabwe holds the global record for the most official languages with 16.
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Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the former president of Zimbabwe, is the world's oldest and longest-serving non-royal leader.
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When it comes to money, Zimbabwe has stopped utilizing its own and instead relies on others. This occurred because of the country's 2008 high inflation.
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In Zimbabwe, it is against the law for the police to seize your car while still on the road. When they ask you to present your driver's license, they can do so.
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Located on a plateau in the African continent, Zimbabwe is a landlocked country.
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Among the last few African countries to break away from British colonial authority in 1980, Zimbabwe was one of the most notable. Every year, on April 18th, they commemorate their freedom.
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Ophir, the ancient affluent land from where King Solomon obtained ivory, gold, and other similar valuables, is thought to have been in Zimbabwe. The ancient Shona metropolis of Great Zimbabwe acted as a crossroads for commerce in gold and iron with Portuguese and Indian merchants in Southern Africa.
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The Flame Lily or (Gloriosa superba - Latin) is the national flower of Zimbabwe; in the local languages, it is known as Amakukhulume (Ndebele) and Kajongwe (Shona).
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Just a few African nations are home to all five of the Big 5 creatures, including the lion, buffalo, rhinoceros, leopard, and elephant.
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Zimbabwe is a landlocked nation in southern Africa with an abundance of animals.
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One of the world's most spectacular natural wonders, the Zambezi River's Victoria Falls, is in Zimbabwe's northern region.
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t 40 kilometers, the Victoria Falls' roar may be heard.
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Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe, is one of the world's oldest governing heads. Born in 1924, he served as President of the United States for the first time in 1987.
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An artificial reservoir known as Lake Kariba is situated on the Zimbabwean border with Zambia.
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Men with huge stomachs are viewed as rich in Zimbabwe. The ability to consume meat daily is a sign of financial security; thus, having a large stomach is good.
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In Zimbabwe, it doesn't matter what your brand name is. "Colgate" and "Coke" are the names of both toothpaste and soft drinks.
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More than any other country, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages.
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Many people think that Zimbabwe is in Ophir, the biblical kingdom where King Solomon acquired valuables like ivory and gold.
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Half of Zimbabwe's population is under 21, making it a youthful country.
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Africa's smartest country is Zimbabwe. Almost all people in the country have a college degree or above.
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It is only possible to terminate a customary marriage by death, not divorce because it is a polygamous union that is legal solely among black Zimbabweans.
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Several different currencies are accepted in Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwean dollar was replaced by foreign currencies, including the South African rand, the US dollar, the euro, and the Botswana pula in Zimbabwe.
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You can pay in euros, get change in US dollars, and buy anything with South African rands in Zimbabwe.
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It is against the law for police to detain a car while moving on the road. A police officer is permitted to verify a person's driver's license is.
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Life expectancy in Zimbabwe is the lowest globally at 37 years for men and 34 years for women.
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A significant belief in mermaids exists in Zimbabwe, and they are frequently blamed for tragic occurrences like murder.
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For safety reasons, customers flying with Air Zimbabwe will need to use the belt from their pants to restrain themselves while the plane takes off and lands.
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If a woman requests a night out at a pricey establishment, you should accompany her to the gas station.
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Zimbabwe printed 100 trillion dollars during the height of its inflationary crisis in 2008.
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Wheelbarrows of money can only purchase loaf bread or some tomatoes in Zimbabwe.
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Only Kirsty Coventry, a Zimbabwean swimmer, and the country's women's field hockey team have won more Olympic medals for Zimbabwe than those eight totals.
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Products containing the colors of the Zimbabwean national flag are prohibited from being sold.
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Whenever the national flag is ripped, it should be disposed of respectfully.
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As a result of the club's owner is a Seventh-day Adventist, Amazulu FC, one of Zimbabwe's most notable football clubs, was kicked out of the Premier Soccer League (PSL).
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In Zimbabwe, power outages can last anywhere from one hour to three days at a time.
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The Zimbabwean national anthem was first used as a children's choir competition song before being selected as the national anthem.
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Voters in Zimbabwe's 1979 elections were selected based on their educational attainment, financial means, and household income.
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Platinum and diamond deposits in Zimbabwe are the greatest in the world.
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Between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m., drivers must use their headlights.
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UNESCO reported in 2011 that 83.6% of Zimbabweans were literate, making it one of the continent's most literate nations.
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Inflation and unemployment in the nation are among the highest in the world.
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As one of the world's top ten tobacco growers, Zimbabwe is no exception. Fewer than a quarter of the population smokes cigarettes, and most the country's tobacco is exported.
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In Masvingo province, Zimbabwe, Great Zimbabwe is a UNESCO cultural heritage site and an ancient stone city.
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South Africa, Botswana, and Mozambique are the four countries it shares a border with.
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Zimbabwe's economy relies heavily on manufacturing, mining, and farming.
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Many Zimbabwe's hundreds of rock art sites are scattered across southern Africa's largest country. Inhabitants of the country drew rock art, which depicts their way of life at the period. The earliest rock art in the area stretches back 7000 years.
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Most people have never experienced a power outage or shortage, and when they do, it usually only lasts a few minutes until power is restored. In contrast, blackouts occur in Zimbabwe and might continue for up to three hours or more.
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Because of the country's pleasant temperature, much of the year may be spent sightseeing in Zimbabwe. There is a vast range of leisure activities to choose from all around the United States.
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There is a severe lack of medical personnel in Zimbabwe. More than a few of Zimbabwe's medical experts have left the nation searching for better chances elsewhere in the world. Many individuals still seek spiritual healing assistance for small and big problems. Thousands of individuals have died in the previous several years due to HIV/AIDS, which is widespread in the country.
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In our minds, mermaids are little more than fictional characters in children's stories and cartoons. However, mermaids are widely believed to exist in Zimbabwe. Many crimes such as kidnapping, torture, and murder have been ascribed to these fabled monsters.
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Malaria and cholera are two of the most prevalent ailments in the country. Near the border, malaria is a problem. In 2009, WHO recorded more than 760,000 cases of malaria, and one-third of the world's children are chronically malnourished.

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