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About Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers. It is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the west and southwest, Zambia to the northwest, and Mozambique to the east and northeast. Although it does not border Namibia, less than 200 metres of the Zambezi River separates it from that country.

The capital and largest city is Harare. A country of roughly 13 million friendly and cheerful people, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with Shona, Ndebele and English being the most commonly used.

The name "Zimbabwe" comes from Great Zimbabwe derived from dzimba-dza-mabwe a Shona term translating to "large houses of stone” an ancient empire whose stone ruins in the country's south-east are what remains and are now a protected national heritage site attracting tourists from around the world.