Country: Zimbabwe

Population: 12,311,143

Capital: Harare

Time Zone: UTC+2

Currency Name: Zimbabwean dollar (ZWD)

Government Type: parliamentary democracy

Languages: English (official), Shona, Sindebele (the language of the Ndebele, sometimes called Ndebele), numerous but minor tribal dialects

Ethnic Breakdown: African 98% (Shona 82%, Ndebele 14%, other 2%), mixed and Asian 1%, white less than 1%

Religion: syncretic (part Christian, part indigenous beliefs) 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs 24%, Muslim and other 1%

Major Cities: Harare

Phone Country Code: 263

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High Travel Season: May - October

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: d, g

Major Holidays: April 18 (Independence Day), May 1 (Labor Day), May 25 (Africa Day), August 11 (Heroes' Day), August 12 (Armed Forces Day), December 22 (Unity Day)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Large balancing rock sculptures can be found just outside of Harare.