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Positioned in the heart of Southern Africa, Zimbabwe borders Mozambique to the Northeast, Zambia to the Northwest, South Africa to the South and Botswana to the Southwest.
The Highveld, running from the Northeast to the Southwest of the country, is a chain of low mountains and rolling hills punctuated by huge granite outcrops (kopjes). Mount Inyangani (2,592mts), the country’s highest point, is located on the eastern border in the high mountain region. Zimbabwe offers a wide selection of impressive game parks and wildlife reserves, particularly in the south; Matapos (south), Hwange (Southwest), Mana Pools (Northeast) and Nyanga (North) are particularly impressive.
Zimbabwe has temperate weather all year round because of the altitude and the inland position of the country. The hot and dry season is from September to October, and the rainy season from November to March. The best months to visit are April to May and August to September. Night-time temperatures can fall below freezing.
Facts and Figures
|Area||390,757 sq km (150,872 sq miles).|
|Population||12,521,000 (2009 estimate).|
|Capital||Harare. – population 1,600,000 (2006 estimate)|
|Language||The official language is English, with Shona and Ndebele dialects|
|Religion||Christianity, with traditional beliefs in rural areas, and some Hindu, Muslim and Jewish minorities.|
|Time||GMT + 2|
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