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ZIMBABWE

VERONICA SILVA

São Paulo
2007

ZIMBABWE

Country name: conventional long form: Repuplic of Zimbabwe
conventional short form : Zimbabweformer: Southern Rhodesia, Rhodesia

Government type: parliamentary democracy

Independece: 18 April 1980 (from UK)

Constituition: 21 December 1979

Capital:Harare

Flag Description: seven equal horizontal bands of green, yellow, red, black, red, yellow, and green with a white isosceles triangle edged in black with is base on the hoist side; a yellowZimbabwe bird representing the long history of the country is superimposed on a red five-pointed star in the center of the triangle, wichi symbolizes peace; green symbolizes agriculture, yellow – mineralwealth, red – blood shed to achieve independence, and black stands for the native people.

Currency (code): Zimbabwean dollar (ZWD)

Geography

Location: Southern Africa, between South Africa andZambia

Climate: tropical; moderated by altitude; rainy season ( November to March)

Note: landlocked; the Zambezi forms a natural riverine boundary with Zambia; in full flood (February-April)the massive Victoria Falls on the river forms the world's largest curtain of falling water .

People

Population: 12.311.143

Note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account theeffects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of populationby age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2007 est.)

Nationality: noun: Zimbabwean(s)
adjective: Zimbabwean

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

Religions: syncretic (part Christian, part indigenous beliefs) 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs...
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