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is a unique country. Where else in the world can a visitor gaze
upon hundreds of species of tropical wildlife, thrill to the experience
of white water rafting, scale chilly mountain peaks and savour the
history of a people that goes back tens of thousands of years?
Yet these pleasures are but a few of those waiting to be discovered
by the traveler who plans to visit this gem in the heart of Africa.
Zimbabwe is situated on a high plateau in South
Central Of Africa collectively known as Southern Africa, between
Limpopo and Zambezi rivers. It is landlocked and bounded by Zambia
to the north and northwest, by South Africa to the south, by Mozambique
to the east and northeast and by Botswana to the South West.
Zimbabwe wholly lies to the north of the Tropic
Of Capricorn. Zimbabwe is a Shona word meaning "zimba ramabwe"
(big house of stone) usually royal, hence The Great Zimbabwe monument
remains a dominant reminder of such structures.
Zimbabwe covers 390 245 square kilometres that is
about three times the size of England or equal to the size of California.
Most parts of Zimbabwe lie more than 300m above sea level.Zimbabwe's
population by end of 1999 was 13 079 000. The population is estimated
to be 15 543 000 by 2005. Currently the density is 30 people per