GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(In 2009, the Zimbabwean dollar was taken out of circulation, making Zimbabwe's GDP at the official exchange rate a highly inaccurate statistic (Estimated 2011)): $9.2 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (OER) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)


GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States)  

 (Estimated 2011): $5.916 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): $500 (US$) or (GBP)


Capital: Harare

Population (Estimated July 2012): 12,619,600

Area: 390,757km2 or 150,872mi2

Currency: Zimbabwean Dollar (ZW$)

Official Language: English

Political Information: Parliamentary Democracy

Official Religion: No Official Religion (approximately 50% of the population are Syncretic (a mix of Christian and indigenous beliefs) 25% are Christian, 24% have indigenous beliefs and 1% have other religious beliefs)

Highest Mountain: Inyangani at 2,991m or 9,813ft

Largest River:


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Time Zone (GMT/UTC): +2:00




Counties/Provinces/States: 8 provinces and 2 cities* with provincial status; Bulawayo*, Harare*, Manicaland, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West, Masvingo, Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South, Midlands



Leaders: President Robert Mugabe; Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai


Additional: Gained independence from the U.K. on the 18th of April 1980.


Sources: CIA World Fact Book, and Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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