Zimbabwe Stephanie Hart

Zimbabwe is located in South East Africa

Zimbabwe is slightly larger than Montana

Lake Kariba and Victoria Falls both on the western border with Zambia.

Zambezi, Limpopo and Runde are some rivers in Zimbabwe.

Savanna grasslands cover the southern reaches, evergreen forests are common in the east.

Zimbabwe's climate is tropical but moderated by altitude. The rainy season is from November to March

Some natural resources include coal, chromium ore, asbestos, gold, nickel, copper, iron ore, vanadium, lithium, tin, platinum group metals

The population is 14.15 million (2013)
The main ethnic group is African 99.4%
The main religion is Protestant which is 75.9% of the people. Others include Roman Catholic 8.4% and Christian 8.4%
Women wear head dresses and wraparounds. Married women wear blankets around their shoulders.
Women start wearing copper rings around their necks when they are able to marry at the age of 12. The y continue adding the rings until their husband dies.

The primary language spoken is Shona

In Zimbabwe people have a life expectancy of an average of 58

The government is a semi-presidential republic. The leader is Robert Mugabe. The capital city is Harare.
Zimbabwe Coins

In Zimbabwe they use euros. One Euro in Zimbabwe equals 1.08 in U.S. dollars

The National Heroes Acre, in Harae, is a shrine to the people of Zimbabwe. This also acts as a burial ground of people who are declared a hero of Zimbabwe.

The Bulawayo railroad museum in Bulawayo has many exhibits of of old trains that can date back to 1897.

The British colonized Southern Rhodesia which later turned into the name Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe achieved independence on April 18th, 1980. April 18th, 1980 declared independance from racial segregation which took many lives
Ian Smith

November 11, 1965: Prime Minister, Ian Smith, declared Rhodesia independent. Great Britain declared this action illegal and banned trade with Rhodesia

Abel T. Muzorewa

1979: Abel T. Muzorewa became the first black prime minister

1970-1974 Civil War between government troops and black guerrillas

2 March 2nd, 1970. Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) declares itself a republic.
Kirsty Coventry

Kirsty Coventry was an Olympic gold medalist who participated in the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 Olympics. She was born on September 16th, 1983 and is still alive. She is famous for winning gold metals at the Olympics. Kirsty has won gold medals at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics in the 200m backstroke. Also Silver medals in 2004 Olympics in the 100m backstroke and in the 2008 Olympics in the 200m individual medley, in the 400m individual medley and the 100m backstroke. Kirsty has won a bronze medal in 2004 in the 200m individual medley. Kirsty also competed in 2000 but did not receive any metals. Kirsty is retired after her 7th Olympic appearance.

Zimbabwe has many different animals including elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, cheetahs, baboons, zebras, buffalo, antelope, wildebeests, waterbuck, and gemsbok.

Because of a poor economy Zimbabwe has poor heath services. There is shortage in staff, water, medicines, power and equipment. Some diseases include cholera and malaria.

The most likely natural disasters to occur is flood and drought. Zimbabwe is currently in a drought.

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