Wikijunior:Africa/Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe is a country in southern Africa. It borders South Africa to the south, Botswana to the southwest, Zambia to the northwest and Mozambique to the east. It is a landlocked country meaning it has no coastline. The capital is Harare. At the moment there is no official currency so people use the British pound, South African rand, American dollar and other currencies.

Geography[edit]

The most famous feature of Zimbabwe is Victoria Falls.

History[edit]

Zimbabwe has been a fully independent country since 1980 but it declared independence from the United Kingdom in 1965. Before independence Zimbabwe was known as South Rhodesia. In the first decade of the 21st century Zimbabwe suffered many economic problems including hyper-inflation (when money becomes worthless).

Economy[edit]

People[edit]

There are 16 official languages in Zimbabwe. English is one of those languages and the language of business and politics.

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