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Traveling to Zimbabwe

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Taniya Wells

on 12 April 2013

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Charlotte, NC Nicoleen Taniya Lets Go To Zimbabwe Lets take a trip to Zimbabwe!! Welcome To Zimbabwe!!! The Flag White- peace and honesty 8,107 Miles Later Green- the land and agriculture; hope, joy, and love; and in many cultures have a sacred significance Yellow- mineral wealth Red- the blood shed to achieve independence, hardiness, bravery, strength, and valour Black- the native people Bird- history of Zimbabwe Star- hopes and aspirations for the future Harare Capital Major Cities:
Marondera At a latitude of about 19 degrees south and longitude of about 30 degrees east, Zimbabwe is West of Mozambique. In 1923 Zimbabwe was colonized by Great Britain. Great Britain controlled Zimbabwe with an indirect rule. One motive why Great Britain colonized Africa was resources, which included Gold and Coal. Money, agricultural land, and the fact that Zimbabwe lies along the cape to cairo dream is what drove Great Britain to colonize Zimbabwe. In 1980 Zimbabwe gained independence from Great Britain. They gained it by adopting a new constitution and having elections held under independent supervision. The result was a decisive win for Robert Mugabe's ZANU–PF party. The new state of Zimbabwe became fully independent with the Reverend Canaan Banana as president and Robert Mugabe as prime minister. Zimbabwe's total size is 390,757 square km Zimbabwe has many land forms, such as: Plateaus Mountains Bodies of Water Savannah Natural Resources coal chromium ore asbestos gold nickel copper iron ore vanadium lithium tin The percentages of each ethnic group in Zimbabwe are:
82% Shona
14% Ndebele
2% Other Africans
1% Mixed and Asian
Less Than 1% White Major Languages:
English (Official Language)*

Major Religions:
85% Christianity (including syncretic forms)*
12% Non-religious
3% African Traditional Religions
Less Than 1% Islam and Other Religions

*Influenced by Great Britain Cultural Music Instruments Mbira Marimba Dances Food Zimbabweans ground corn into maize flour and use it to make thick porridge then serve it with vegetables or meat. Maize flour is also used to make maheu, a common drink that is thick, creamy and slightly gritty. With a naturally sour taste, it can be sweetened with sugar. Snacks such as fried cakes, potato chips and dried fruit are popular. Clothing They wear long clothes , mostly colorful but sometimes black, so they can be camouflage. Housing and Transportation Main Exports Tobacco Gold Ferro alloy Cotton to Zimbabwe China, South Africa, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, Netherlands, and Italy Main Imports Machinery and transport equipment Chemicals Petroleum Products from South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Botswana $4.675 billion $3.314 billion Above 90% of Zimbabwe's population aren't employed
and the adult literacy rate is 91% Zimbabwe has television, local radio stations, internet connections and telephone lines. Although the frequent power outages do prevent these items of luxury being used. Technology The type of government in Africa is currently a parliamentary democracy which they have had since the colonization of Africa.
A parliamentary democracy means that the political power is held by an elected parliament representing the people. This is Robert Mugabe, the President of Zimbabwe since 1987. Victoria Falls Victoria Falls is a waterfall on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zifa (Zimbabwe Football Association) opposes on the match fixing scandal that involved players and officials of the Zimbabwe national football team. Zimbabwe's national team (sometimes composed of local players) underwent tours of Asia and lost several games which led to suspicion of match fixing. ZiFA defiant on Asia Gate They insisted that bans and suspensions imposed on players and officials will stay. Thanks for Traveling with Us to Zimbabwe!!! <3 <3 Mozambique Zimbabwe Made By Taniya Global Trends

Zimbabwe receives apparel from the United States so you might see a few people wearing the same brands we do. Some
Interesting Facts - there is a 6 hour time difference
- area code when calling someone is (263) and instead of .com they use .zw
-national anthem is Blessed be the Land of Zimbabwe
-national flower is the Flame Lily
-national bird is the African Fish-Eagle
- national animal is the Sable Antelope
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