Geography

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country situated in Southern Africa. It is bordered by Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique and Zambia. It covers an area of some 390,580 square kilometers.

Climate

Summer rains dominate the seasons, usually lasting from November through to April, and bring relief after months of drought. Daytime temperatures can range from 25° to the high 30s, even 40s in low lying areas. Night-time temperatures drop to 15-20 °C.


 

Zimbabwe has a centralised government and is divided into eight provinces and two cities with provincial status, for administrative purposes. Each province has a provincial capital from where official business is usually carried out.

Population figures in the table below refer to the census of 18 August 2002.

Provincekm²People/km²
Bulawayo 479 676787 1413
Harare 872 1.903.510 2183
Manicaland 36459 1566889 43
Mashonaland Central 28437 998265 35
Mashonaland East 32230 1125355 35
Mashonaland West 57441 1222583 21
Masvingo 56566 1318705 23
Matabeleland North 75025 701359 9
Matabeleland South 54172 654879 12
Midlands 49166 1466331 30
Totale 390757 11634663 30
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