Zimbabwe is 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.
Borders Zambia, Mozambique,Botswana, South Africa and Namibia.
Tropical; moderated by altitude; rainy season (November to March)
total: 390,580 sq km
water: 3,910 sq km
land: 386,670 sq km
Mostly high plateau with higher central plateau (high veld), mountains in east.
Coal, chromium ore, asbestos, gold, nickel, copper, iron ore, vanadium, lithium, tin, platinum group metals.
Gross Domestic Product
Purchasing power parity - $26.07 billion (2002 est.)
Gross Domestic Product by Sector
5.8 million (2000, estimated)
Labor Force by Sector
Political Structure and Government
18 April 1980 (from UK)
People and Culture