Zimbabwe is situated in Southern Africa between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers. It is a country rich in natural views and fascinating landscapes, including Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. The term “Zimbabwe” comes from the local Shona language meaning “a great house of stone.”
- Victoria Falls, one of the biggest waterfalls in the world, is located in the country’s northwestern part of the Zambezi River
- The noise of the Victoria Falls can be heard as far as 40 kilometers away.
- Its capital and largest city is Harare.
- Zimbabwe has won a total of eight medals at the Olympic Games in two sports – hockey (1) and swimming (7). At the 2004 Summer Olympics, in Athens, Greece, Coventry won three Olympic medals: a gold, a silver, and a bronze, while in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing she won four medals: a gold and three silver. A gold medal was won by the women’s national field hockey team in 1980.
- Zimbabwe is a landlocked plateau country.
- Zimbabwe became independent from the United Kingdom on April 18, 1980. They celebrate their national day on this day to commemorate their independence.