Interesting facts about Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa. The history of the name of the country is interesting – earlier on these lands was located the empire of Monomotapa, whose capital was called Zimbabwe. The history of these regions is very interesting, but it is so rich in events that it is a topic for a separate study.

The national currency of Zimbabwe since 2009 is the US dollar.

In Zimbabwe, every year there is a competition for the title of the ugliest man in the country with a prize fund of five hundred dollars.

The famous Victoria Falls is on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

One of the largest rivers in the country is also called Zimbabwe.

Before 1980 Zimbabwe was a colony of Great Britain and was called Southern Rhodesia.

There is one of the world’s largest artificial lakes – Lake Kariba. It is very popular with tourists, which, however, in Zimbabwe a bit.

The average life expectancy in Zimbabwe is about forty years.

A significant share of the country’s income is exported coffee, which it occupies one of the leading positions in the world, like Madagascar – for the production of vanilla.

On the arms of Zimbabwe you can see the Kalashnikov assault rifle.

The first president of the country bore the surname Banana, and he even issued a law banning jokes about his last name.

Before independence from England, Zimbabwe was one of the most developed regions in Africa.

In 2009, inflation in Zimbabwe was 321 million per year. Nominal denominations reached up to a hundred trillion Zimbabwean dollars. As a result, the government surrendered and completely switched to US dollars.

Prior to independence, the proportion of the white population in the territory of modern Zimbabwe grew, and after separation from the UK began to fall, and is now less than one percent.

Unemployment in Zimbabwe – about 80 percent, that is, only one in five Zimbabweans has a job.

In the bowels of Zimbabwe lies a huge variety of minerals.

In the national Zimbabwean cuisine, vegetables and fruits are practically not used, but crocodile meat is popular.