|Currency||United States dollar (de facto)|
|Population||11,376,676 (July 2002 est.)|
|Language||English (official), Shona (official), Sindebele (official) (the language of the Ndebele), numerous but minor tribal dialects|
|Religion||syncretic (part Christian, part indigenous beliefs) 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs 24%, Muslim and other 1%|
|Electricity||220/50Hz (UK plug)|
|Time Zone||UTC +2|
The Zambezi river forms the natural boundary with Zambia and when in full flood (February-April) the massive Victoria Falls on the river forms the world's largest curtain of falling water. The Victoria Falls are a major tourist attraction.
Once known as the Breadbasket of Africa, since 2000 Zimbabwe has undergone an economic collapse and the rule of law has gradually but largely broken down.