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Zimbabwe

Capital city Harare
Total area (square kilometres) 390,580
Population total 11,342,500
Official language English is the official language, but Shona, Sindebele and numerous tribal dialects are also spoken
National currency Dollars and cents
GNP per capita 620
Proportion of population living on less than US$1 a day 36%

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Zimbabwe has a diverse economy based on agriculture, mining and manufacturing. The two largest cash crops grown in Zimbabwe are tobacco and cotton. Tobacco is the country's largest export; it accounts for almost 30% of all shipments from Zimbabwe. Other important exports include minerals such as gold, nickel and copper.

Robert Mugabe has been in power in Zimbabwe since it gained its independence from the UK in 1980. He has been the country's President since 1987.

Until 1980 Zimbabwe was known as Southern Rhodesia.

 

 

 

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