List of Zimbabwe-related topics

The Republic of Zimbabwe, formerly known as Southern Rhodesia, the Republic of Rhodesia, and Zimbabwe Rhodesia, is a landlocked sovereign country located in Southern Africa, between the Zambezi River and Limpopo River.[1]

Starting about 800 years ago (circa 1250) the area was ruled until 1629 by the Mutapa Empire, renowned for its gold trade routes with the Arabs. In 1834, the Ndebele people arrived while fleeing from the Zulu leader Shaka, making the area their new empire, Matabeleland. In the 1880s, the British arrived with Cecil Rhodes's British South Africa Company and colonized the area, and it became known as Southern Rhodesia in 1898. The country attained recognised independence in 1980, along with a new name (Zimbabwe), new flag, and new government led by Robert Mugabe of the Zimbabwe African National Union.

In 2000, under the leadership of Mugabe an effort was undertaken to redistribute land from white holders (predominantly large farms) to 250,000 Africans.

Zimbabwe is currently experiencing an economic and food crisis, described by some observers as the country's worst humanitarian crisis since independence, and it has been attributed in varying degrees to government economic mismanagement, government prohibitions on relief efforts from foreign NGOs (non-governmental organizations), a drought affecting the entire region, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic.[2]

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Zimbabwe.

General reference

Geography of Zimbabwe

Main article: Geography of Zimbabwe
 Mozambique 1,231 km
 Botswana 813 km
 Zambia 797 km
 South Africa 225 km
  • Coastline: none

Environment of Zimbabwe

Natural geographic features of Zimbabwe

Main articles: List of landforms of Zimbabwe and Landforms of Zimbabwe

Regions of Zimbabwe

Main article: Regions of Zimbabwe

Ecoregions of Zimbabwe

Administrative divisions of Zimbabwe

Provinces of Zimbabwe
Main article: Provinces of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is divided into 8 provinces and 2 cities with provincial status:

  1. Bulawayo (city)
  2. Harare (city)
  3. Manicaland
  4. Mashonaland Central
  5. Mashonaland East
  6. Mashonaland West
  7. Masvingo
  8. Matabeleland North
  9. Matabeleland South
  10. Midlands
Districts of Zimbabwe
Main article: Districts of Zimbabwe

The Provinces of Zimbabwe are divided into 59 districts and 1,200 municipalities. The districts are listed below, by province:

Municipalities of Zimbabwe

Demography of Zimbabwe

Government and politics of Zimbabwe

Main article: Government of Zimbabwe and Politics of Zimbabwe

Branches of the government of Zimbabwe

Executive branch of the government of Zimbabwe

Legislative branch of the government of Zimbabwe

Judicial branch of the government of Zimbabwe

Foreign relations of Zimbabwe

Relations with specific countries

International organization membership

The Republic of Zimbabwe is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Zimbabwe

Main article: Law of Zimbabwe

Military of Zimbabwe

Main article: Military of Zimbabwe

Local government in Zimbabwe

Main article: Local government in Zimbabwe

History of Zimbabwe

Main article: History of Zimbabwe, years in Zimbabwe, and Current events of Zimbabwe

By period

By field

Culture of Zimbabwe

Main article: Culture of Zimbabwe

Art in Zimbabwe

Sports in Zimbabwe

Main article: Sports in Zimbabwe

Economy and infrastructure of Zimbabwe

Main article: Economy of Zimbabwe
* Companies of Zimbabwe

Economic sectors

Education in Zimbabwe

Main article: Education in Zimbabwe

Infrastructure of Zimbabwe

Health in Zimbabwe

Main article: Health in Zimbabwe

See also

Main article: Zimbabwe



External links

Atlas of Zimbabwe

  • Parliament of Zimbabwe — official government site
  • mirror site
  • Zimbabwe Metro - Zimbabwe News tabloid
  • The New Zimbabwe
  • The Zimbabwean
  • Zimbabwe Online News
  • ZW News
  • Civic Action Support Group
  • Zimbabwe — news headline links
  • IFEX: Zimbabwe — press freedom violations
  • The Zimbabwe Guardian - Zimbabwe News Online│Zimbabwe News
  • IRIN Zimbabwe — humanitarian news and analysis
  • directory category of the WWW-VL
  • DMOZ
  • Yahoo!: Zimbabwe
  • Travel Overview of Zimbabwe
  • Facts about Zimbabwe
  • ZimConservation - News and opinions about the wildlife and environment of Zimbabwe
  • New Zimbabwe
  • Isp Internet Services Zimbabwe
  • Kubutana The NGO Alliance Network — an online community for Zimbabwean activists
  • Zimbabwe Agricultural Welfare Trust (ZAWT)
  • Zimbabwe Protest
  • Zimbabwe Online
  • Center for Global Development — costs and causes of Zimbabwe's crisis
  • Zimbabwe Rescue
  • Crisis in Zimbabwe
  • TheGreatZimbabwe
  • BBC, Country Profile, Zimbabwe
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