Zimbabwe By: Trent Neal

Location, is an exact place of any country, city, town, and building etc...

The location of Zimbabwe is not that hard either. It lays in between Zambia, Botswana, South Africa, and Mozambique. It is close to the equator and connected to country South Africa.

This is a outside view of the capital city Harare.
Harare was founded in 1890 with a population of 1,606,000 people and is the most populous city in Zimbabwe.
Harare' exact location is 17*51'50"S 31*1'47"E
This important wall and statue is an amazing site to see. It was built in remembrance of those who fought for Zimbabwe's independence.
Here is the center of the capital Harare

Some amazing landforms to visit while in Zimbabwe is the Victorian falls! They are an amazing sight to see and a once in a life time view! There is also one of the biggest national parks named the Hwange National Park.

Here is the Victoria Falls! A beautiful sight for everyone to see when coming to Zimbabwe.
Hwange National park homes up to 100 African Elephants. 200 Less than what was there 15 years ago
Here is a picture from the Cool season starting May-September

The climate is tropical although markedly moderated by altitude. There is a dry season including a short cool season during May threw September when the whole country has very little rain. The rainy season is typically a time of heavy rainfall from November to March.

Theses are the border countries of Zimbabwe

The bordering countries around Zimbabwe are South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, and Botswana.

Victoria falls is a large waterfall Found in Zimbabwe

Here is a small video over the Victorian falls.

Here you can see some local hippos grazing in Lake Kariba

Another large body of water is Lake Kariba. It is one of the biggest Lakes in Zimbabwe

This is a short video of Lake Kariba.

Place: A location can be absolute as in coordinates of a map using latitude and longitude, or a location can be relative, as in next door, nearby, or in the same general location as another location. Place. A place is an area that is defined by everything in it.

There are a lot of natural resources found in Zimbabwe but some more important than others. The natural resources of Zimbabwe are coal, chromium ore, asbestos, gold, nickel, copper, iron ore, vanadium, lithium, tin and the platinum group metals.

Here is a multiple mine found in Zimbabwe. It is used to find coal, diamonds, gold and many other natural resources found in the ground.

Here is a small video for mining.

Vanadium is one of the most found natural elements found in Zimbabwe

Lithium is rare but a natural element found in Zimbabwe
Chromium is another natural element found in Zimbabwe
Nickel is a natural metal found in caver of Zimbabwe.
Along with Nickel, copper is found in deep grounds of Zimbabwe
Iron ore is another alkali earth metal found in Zimbabwe.

Some culturalgroups found in Zimbabwe are the Ndebele and Kalanga groups. They speak Sindebele.

Here is a celebration of the Ndebele tribe.

This tells the worshipped story of the Ndebele tribe.

The Ndebele tribe is known for their bright colors and beautiful designs.
The Ndebele tribe believe that neck stretching is a common religious tradition between women.

The majority religion in Zimbabwe is Protestant Christianity and Roman Catholicism.

Here is a small Zimbabwean church.
SinceZimbabwe's independent movie the came to pass most of the Roman Catholic Churches were abandoned or tore down.
Most Zimbabwe women soon dedicated their life's to becoming ministers after the independence movement.

Some important holidays celebrated in Zimbabwe is their Independence Day on April 18th. They also celebrate Easter the same date as us. They do not have a Christmas like we do but they have a day to celebrate Christ and his sacrifice.

Most people in Zimbabwe hang this rug up on their home doors to celebrate Independence Day.
Zimbabwe Easter is not like ours. Normally they harvest flowers and try to then sell them via street market.
On their Easter they get a free day from school to go to church and celebrate Jesus and have treats.

Zimbabwe has a Republic Semi-presidential gouvernment A semi-presidential system is a system of government in which a president exists alongside a prime minister and a cabinet, with the latter two being responsible to the legislature of a state.

The President of Zimbabwe deals with exterior problems involving Zimbabwe.
This is the prime minister Robert Murgabe. He will remain in office until death or he is voted out.

Human Inviornment Interaction: Refers to the ways people change their environment and how the environment changes them.

There are many kinds Maize/corn is the staple food crop in Zimbabwe, with Millet, wheat and barely also grown for the local market. Peanuts, Ground nuts, and soya beans are also commonly grown. Tobacco is one of Zimbabwe's most valuable crops. In 2009 Zimbabwe was the powerhouse of Tobacco sales.

Corn crops is a natural crop grown and exported.
Tobacco is one of the most sold crops in Zimbabwe

Here is a short video over tobacco farming in Zimbabwe.

Ground Nuts and Peanuts are also one of the most sold crops in Zimbabwe.

Due to the closure of schools in Zimbabwe there is an estimated 10%-20% of Zimbabweans graduate and get a paying job. Most flea to South Africa and Lesotho to get jobs for family and bring the money back to Zimbabwe. Others become farmers and market sellers while most women stay home or take to the church for a job.

Most become crop farmers due to the lack of education.
Others take to the community to fight off the expansion of crop growing to leave the environment the way it is instead of killing out land to grow crops.
Zimbabweans have to flea to South Africa to find more available jobs and better paying ones.
The Blue Crane is an extinct bird that once grazed all over the southern countries of Africa.
The Cape vulture is just 400 away from being extinct in Zimbabwe.
The slaty Egret is also a bird species on the brink of extinction.

There is one major environmental problem being faced in Zimbabwe. Aside from soil corrosion and deforestation an even greater threat is being faced. The need for clean water. Harare city fathers are using a cocktail of 14 chemicals to purify the water out of Lake Chivero before they pump that "clean" water into the residential areas. Reports have it that "the water burns after you take a shower for so long, and it rinks of sulfur and carbon." Although the council says that the water is safe to drink most people do not do so due to the fact it taste terrible like a sour splintery kind of taste.

This here is Lake Chivero and the radius of the lake has greatly then decreased from 600 acres to about 425 acres in the past two years.
Big industrial filtration systems like this one are used every day to filter out clean water that's "healthy" to drink.

Region: An area or division, especially part of a country or the world having definable characteristics but not always fixed boundaries.

The type of education system in Zimbabwe compasses 13 years of primary and secondary school and runs from January to December. The school year is a total of 40 weeks with three terms and a month break in between each term. Robert Mugabe changed the constitution to recognize primary and secondary public Education as free and compulsory.

Zimbabwe has a wide verity of schools in the country. From private to open public schools.
This private school in Harare is one of the nicest schools they have in Zimbabwe.

This short video shows the day in a Zimbabwe school.

Zimbabwe schools only go to school from 12 am to about 3-4 pm with a 1 hour lunch where they get to go home and eat lunch.

The total population of Zimbabwe is 14.15 million people with a density of 33 percent per square kilometers.

The area of the country in square miles is 150,872 mi*2

The per capita GDP is 953.38 USD (2013). Could be different now 🤷🏻‍♂️.

The life expectancy for males in Zimbabwe is 59 years (2015) and for females is 62.3 (2015).

The literary rate for Zimbabwe is leading the literacy rate in Africa, coming in at 91% in the latest survey. This, despite a decade long economic crisis that has impacted negatively on the quality of education.

The climate life in Zimbabwe is Tropical; moderated by altitude; rainy season (November to March).

Movement: refers to the way people, products, information and ideas are moved.

Some goods imported and exported from Zimbabwe are Gold, Platinum, Ferroalloys, cotton, Textiles and clothing and Tobacco.

Zimbabwe is one of the leading Countries for gold mining with still a lot of untouched mining area with gold still waiting to be found.

Here is a small video about gold mining in Zimbabwe.

Platinum is also a very high exported gold from Zimbabwe. Making them the powerhouse for platinum sales also.
Cotton plantations also is the 4th most exported good in Zimbabwe and a cotton plantation can be found almost anywhere anywhere in Zimbabwe.
Naturally dyed textiles are imported and exported all threw out Zimbabwe.
This is Zimbabwe's national flag

The national flag of Zimbabwe consists of seven even horizontal stripes of green, gold, red and black with a white triangle containing a red 5-pointed star with a Zimbabwe bird. The present design was adopted on 18th of April 1980, when Zimbabwe finally got their independence from the United Kingdom. The red means the blood spilt for the liberation struggle. Black represents the black majority. The Zimbabwe Bird is the National Emblem of Zimbabwe. The white triangle stands for peace and the "way forward". The red star stands for internationalism (and reflects the ruling party's socialist credentials.

The country became a recognized independent state, as Zimbabwe, in 1980. It was the last of the UK's African colonies to gain its independence. Robert Mugabe became Zimbabwe's first Prime Minister in 1980, following the victory of his Marxist-nationalist ZANU-PF party. He was injured during their fight for freedom in 1979 making him lose vision and hearing in one side of his body.

They have technology like we do but they have a closed government policy where freedom of speech and freedom of press is suppressed. All life style information is to be suppressed and life in Zimbabwe is to be suppressed unless rich then your are still to remain suppressed. They have phones like we do just not smart phones. They are not allowed newspapers but allowed television and radios with limited channels and stations. Zimbabweans are pleading for a more open society and have a more open life but the government lifts to those who get to live a free life.

Small phones like these are used in Zimbabwe.
They are allowed small television sets like these.
They are not allowed computers like us in non public places. They have to use small like fax printers.

The most popular ways of transportation in Zimbabwe are Railways or payed car transportation. The money given to the pay car goes to the government and the driver gets a small amount of 2% of that pay for gas. Most people take the railways though. There's limited amount of Airways in Zimbabwe.

Most railways in Zimbabwe are strict A to B station trains.
Small pay cars like this are allowed to transport people who pay an outrageous amount of money.
Small cheap pay phones like this one are allowed only in public areas and all calls are monitored and limited.

Recent events Cave Squeaker, Rare frog last seen in 1962, is found in Zimbabwe. (Feb 4th, 2017) this rare frog once pronounced extinct is now not extinct! Recent cave explorers stumbled upon loud screeching in the cave they were imploring in Zimbabwe. As they continued on and shined their lights all these little red frogs started jumping around everywhere. "There must have been thousands down there, I found barely even see the cave floor." Says one of the explorers. (nytimes.com).

These frogs once said to be extinct now flourishing threw the Caves of Zimbabwe.
Here is a protest banner for people pushing the government to remove Rober Mugabe from office.

Here is a short video of protests in Harare.

Robert Mugabe the 92 year old prime minister getting pushed out of office? Many people who believe in human rights would not agree with Robert Mugabe. He has turned the bread basket of Africa into a country devided. Now his wife, former actress Grace Mugabe is running for office? No way the people say. There has been large protest urging for the removal Robert some even wanting to take on his death? (nytimes.com Sep. 6th 2016)

Police and Protests clash in the streets of Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwean police fierce tear gas and a water cannon to disperse anti- gouvernment demonstrators in Harare, the capitol, on Aug 23rd 2016 (nytimes.com Aug 26th, 2016)

These protest have been going on since the first election of Robert Mugabe.

With these protest the police are forced to arrest those who don't comply with the government roles. Freedom of press is suppressed since 1982 so those protesting are there by braking the law. Putting a stress on the police of Zimbabwe and making a more rough life for Zimbabwe citizens. Also a harder life on Robert Mugabe.

Besides all the negative, there is a lot of good that is in Zimbabwe also! There is extravagant views of incredible animals and there are amazing landmarks to see in Zimbabwe. Not only that but there is an amazing wildlife reserve that you can visit full of amazing animals that you don't get to see everyday. I highly recommend going to see the Victoria falls.

There's beautiful animals to see!
You can see the victoria falls in Zimbabwe and there's no other sight like it.
Historical landmarks to see there!
And some old time landmarks to see also!

Here's a short video of some incredible sights to see in Zimbabwe.

Day in the life of a high school resident in Zimbabwe. There's all types of different life styles like we have here in America. Those who live in/around Harare have an easy life with given school and fun activities to do. Those who live around Chitungwiza are less fortunate that live in schacks and have only running water one day a week and have to save it to last them a week. Their children will never go to school or get an education and they will never get healthcare or live a fair life. They will be treated like secondhand news and have a rough life. If you are fortune enough to go to school you go year round for 40 weeks. You go for a three term me a month break in between each of those terms. You have a school uniform you wer every day then you go to school for 4 hours with a 1 hour lunch break where you can go home and eat. They listen to modern music like us and they wear modern clothes like this. Children who aren't fortunate enough to go to school have limited clothes with limited food and water and they farm all day with their parents. They have a certain time the crops need to be sent in so they can turn it over to the gouvernment. Other times the older Kids have to take care of the children while the parents go to work. It's both two very different life's for children growing up in Zimbabwe.

These children were not fortunate enough to live close to a public school so they don't go to school.
These children were lucky enough to live close to a free public school.
Before school everyday they pray kind of like how we do the pledge.

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