Atlas of Zimbabwe

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English Zimbabwe - Republic of Zimbabwe

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.

Short name  Zimbabwe
Official name Republic of Zimbabwe
Status Independent country since 1965 (as Rhodesia), 1980 (as Zimbabwe)
Location Southern Africa
Capital Harare
Population 13,572,560 inhabitants
Area 390,757 square kilometres (150,872 sq mi)
Major languages English, Shona, Sindebele (all official)
Major religions Syncretism, Christianity and Indegenous beliefs
More information Zimbabwe, Geography of Zimbabwe, History of Zimbabwe and Politics of Zimbabwe
More images Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe (Category).

General maps

Map of Zimbabwe
Map of Zimbabwe
Provinces and Districts of Zimbabwe
Provinces of Zimbabwe

Maps of divisions

This section holds maps of the administrative divisions.

Districts of Zimbabwe
Municipalities of Zimbabwe

History maps

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.

Map of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland

Satellite maps

Satellite map

Notes and references

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