|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.|
Location: Borders Zambia, Mozambique,Botswana, South Africa and Namibia.
Climate: Tropical; moderated by altitude; rainy season (November to March)
Area: 390,580 sq km
Water: 3,910 sq km
Land: 386,670 sq km
Terrain: Mostly high plateau with higher central plateau (high veld), mountains in east.
Natural resources: 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:
Labor Force: 5.8 million (2000, estimated)
Labor Force by Sector:
Political Structure and Government
Government Type: Parliamentary democracy
Independence: 18 April 1980 (from UK)
People and Culture
Population: 12,576,742 inhabitants.