This is Zimbabwe's capital Harare and it is a major trade center for Tobacco, Maize, Cotton, and Citrus Fruit. It has an estimated population of 1,606,000. Harare has many things to do including visiting an art gallery, there are many parks, and some gardens to visit.
In the background there is a statue of the president Robert MUGABE and the city it is in is Zimbabwe's second largest city, Bulawayo. Bulawayo houses the country's main museum, the natural history museum, a railway museum, the Bulawayo Art gallery, which is housed in a most attractive turn of the century building, theatres, the Mzilikmzi Art and craft centre, good hotels and one of the finest caravan and camping parks in Zimbabwe. This city holds just over 1 million people.
In the 1830’s, the Ndebele people fleeing Zulu violence and Boer migration in present-day South Africa move north and settle in what becomes known as Matabeleland.
In 1980 on April 18th, Zimbabwe gained independence from the British. Before it was renamed Zimbabwe it was named Southern-Rhodesia in 1979 by Britain. They gained independence by Robert MUGABE winning the majority vote and becoming the Prime Minister of "Southern-Rhodesia" and renamed it Zimbabwe.
In 2002, State of disaster declared as worsening food shortages threaten famine. Also in 2002, 45-day countdown for some 2,900 white farmers to leave their land begins, under terms of a land-acquisition law passed in May.
In 2003, Canaan Banana, Zimbabwe's first black president, dies aged 67.
In 2005, Riot police disrupt a planned demonstration against the government's handling of the economic crisis. Union leaders were taken into custody and later hospitalised, allegedly after being tortured.