11 interesting facts about Zimbabwe

1. Zimbabwe, a landlocked country in south-central Africa, is slightly smaller than California.

2. Zimbabwe has an impressive adult literacy rate of 90% – one of the highest ratings in Africa.

 Victoria Falls

3. The largest waterfall in the world, the Victoria Falls, is located in this beautiful country.

4. The national day of Zimbabwe is celebrated on April 18. The day is celebrated to commemorate the nation’s independence from the United Kingdom on April 18, 1980.

5. This country has a terrible life expectancy, 46 on men and 45 on women, this is one of the lowest scores in the world. Hopeless poverty, high HIV/AIDS epidemic are the main reasons. Although the HIV/AIDS population is continuously decreasing, Zimbabwe is one of the poorest countries in the world.

6. The country is home to some of the largest diamond and platinum reserves in the world.

Great Zimbabwe

7. Great Zimbabwe is one of sub-Saharan Africa’s most important and largest stone ruins.

8. Zimbabwe has a moderate tropical climate. It experiences heavy rainfall between November and March each year.

9. There are two types of legal marriage in Zimbabwe nowadays. Customary marriages: only black Zimbabweans can adopt this marriage, potentially polygynous and usually you can’t divorce, the marriage only can be dissolved by death. Civil marriages: monogamous and you can divorce. Customary marriages are the more common form today.

10. Extramarital affairs are common for men. If the wives know about it, the men think it’s manly.

11. There can be random power cuts in Zimbabwe every day that can last from 1hr to 3 days or more.

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