STATUS: Nationalized Work
CHURCHES: 99 Churches
Career Missionaries Mike & Lisa Long
ZIMBABWE – Country Information
Zimbabwe has a population is 14,546,314 as of 2020.
390,757 sq km / 150,872 sq mi (slightly smaller than California)
Harare is the capital city of Zimbabwe.
99.4% African (predominantly Shona; Ndebele the second largest group)
7.3% Roman Catholic
5.3% Other Christian
1.5% Other / Non-religious
Shona (official; most widely spoken)
Ndebele (official, second most widely spoken)
English (official; traditionally used for official business)
13 minority languages (official; includes Chewa, Chibarwe, Kalanga, Koisan, Nambya, Ndau, Shangani, sign language, Sotho, Tonga, Tswana, Venda, and Xhosa)
Zimbabwe is mostly savannas with the highlands containing forests.
Zimbabwe’s economy depends heavily on its mining and agriculture sectors. Following an economic crisis from 1998 to 2008, the economy recorded real growth of more than 10% per year in the period 2010-13.
Zimbabwe was formerly known as Rhodesia, Southern Rhodesia, and Zimbabwe Rhodesia.
Zimbabwe gained independence from the UK on April 18, 1980.
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