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Country (long form) Republic of Zimbabwe
Capital Harare
Total Area 150,803.78 sq mi
390,580.00 sq km
(slightly larger than Montana)
Population 11,365,366 (July 2001 est.)
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected
Estimated Population in 2050 9,276,696
Languages English (official), Shona, Sindebele (the language of the Ndebele, sometimes called Ndebele), numerous but minor tribal dialects
Literacy 85.0% total, 90.0% male, 80% female (1995 est.)
Religions syncretic (part Christian, part indigenous beliefs) 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs 24%, Muslim and other 1%
Life Expectancy 38.51 male, 35.7 female (2001 est.)
Government Type parliamentary democracy
Currency 1 Zimbabwean dollar (Z$) = 100 cents
GDP (per capita) $2,500 (2000 est.)
Industry mining (coal, gold, copper, nickel, tin, clay, numerous metallic and nonmetallic ores), steel, wood products, cement, chemicals, fertilizer, clothing and footwear, foodstuffs, beverages
Agriculture corn, cotton, tobacco, wheat, coffee, sugarcane, peanuts; cattle, sheep, goats, pigs
Arable Land 7%
Natural Resources coal, chromium ore, asbestos, gold, nickel, copper, iron ore, vanadium, lithium, tin, platinum group metals

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