The Republic of Zimbabwe, formerly known as the Republic of Rhodesia, is a landlocked country in the southern part of the continent of Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. It borders ► South Africa to the south, ► Botswana to the west, ► Zambia to the northwest, and ► Mozambique to the east. The name Zimbabwe derives from "dzimba dzemabwe" meaning "houses of stone" in the Shona language. Its use as the country's name is a tribute to Great Zimbabwe, site of the capital of the Munhumutapa Empire.
Republic of Zimbabwe
Independent country since 1965 (as Rhodesia), 1980 (as Zimbabwe)
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Zimbabwe, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Zimbabwe.
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