National Symbols of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a country in Africa. It shares borders with the following countries: South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique, . The capital of Zimbabwe is Harare.

The official language is Shona, English, Ndebele and the United States Dollar, Real Time Gross Settlement dollar is the currency of the Zimbabwe. The domain is .zw and the country code is +263.

National day is celebrated on 18 Apr 1980. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Zimbabwe is no exception.

In Zimbabwe, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Zimbabwean people. Zambezi is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Zimbabwe. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national Zimbabwean symbol.

The country was founded by Canaan Sodindo Banana. The current president of Zimbabwe is Emmerson Mnangagwa.

In Zimbabwe the power plugs and sockets are of type D, G. The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Zimbabwean national anthem was written by Solomon Mutswairo and composed by Fred Changundega.

Country information

Former name(s) Zimbabwe Rhodesia
Official name(s) Republic of Zimbabwe
Alternative name(s) Southern Rhodesia (former, English)
Regional location Southern Africa, between South Africa and Zambia
Country name etymology "House of Stones", Dzimba-dze-mabwe in Shona
Climate Tropical; moderated by altitude; rainy season (November to March)
Terrain Mostly high plateau with higher central plateau (high veld); mountains in east
Population 14,862,924
National Day 18 Apr 1980
Language(s) Shona, English, Ndebele
Religion Christianity
Country code +263
Literacy rate 88.69%
Currency United States Dollar, Real Time Gross Settlement dollar
Capital city Harare
Domain(TLD) .zw
Ethnicity Black African mainly Shona and Ndebele
Head of government President
Nationality Zimbabwean
Driving side Drive on the Left-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 390,757 km2 (150,872 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+2 (CAT)
Average elevation 961 m (3,153 ft)
Coastline 0 Km (landlocked)
Mains electricity 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Zimbabwe

Flag map of Zimbabwe

Motto of Zimbabwe

"Unity, Freedom, Work"

National animal of Zimbabwe

The National animal of Zimbabwe is Sable Antelope

National Animal of Zimbabwe - Sable Antelope

National flower of Zimbabwe

The National flower of Zimbabwe is Flame lily. Botanical name is Gloriosa superba.

National flower of Zimbabwe - Flame lily

National bird of Zimbabwe

The National bird of Zimbabwe is Great Zimbabwe Bird

National bird of Zimbabwe - Great Zimbabwe Bird

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Neighbouring countries of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

We will be grateful to flowers only if they have born fruits.

Every elephant has to carry its own trunk around.

Proverbs can be applied to get what you want.

God is good, but never dance with a lion.

A coward has no scar.

You can not tell a hungry child that you gave him food yesterday.

Those who eat alone, die alone.

Gifts is the key to the female heart. Gifts is the key to the female heart.

A borrowed fiddle does not finish a tune.

Two rats cannot share the same hole.

A bull is not known in two herds.

A ripened fruit does not cling to the vine.

Passion is of greater consequence than facts.

Don’t throw out the old pot until you have the tinker makes a new one.

A wise mans ink lasts until only the stupid remain.

Dance in the sun, but turn your back to the clouds.

Two experts never agree.

The monkey does not see his own hind backside; he sees his neighbour's.

Between true friends even water drunk together is sweet enough.

Strength is like milk – it is inexhaustible.

An elephant’s tusks are never too heavy for it.

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