Total Area                            399757 sq. km

Land Area                            386670 sq. km

Water                                    4087 sq. km

Population                            12 973 808 (2012)

Urbanisation                         38%

Literacy                                 91.00%

Climate                                  Subtropical climate.

Rain season                          November – March

Capital City                            Harare

Business Language              English

Other Official Languages    Shona, Ndebele, Chewa, Chibarwe, Kalanga, Nambya, Ndau, Shangani, Sign Language, Sotho, Tonga, Tswana, Venda and Xhosa

Time Zone                             GMT + 2 HOURS

Currency                               Multicurrency (US$, Botswana Pula, ZAR, GBP, Euro)                           

GDP                                       (Current Prices) $10.142 billion (2013 est.)

Real GDP growth rate           4.4% (2013)

Exports                                 US$3.874 billion (2013)

Imports                                 US$7.613 billion (2013)

Principal Exports                 Tobacco, Gold, Ferro-alloys, Cotton, Diamonds

Principal Imports                  Machinery and transport equipment,chemicals, petroleum products

Main export destinations     China, South Africa, Germany,The United Kingdom, Japan,Netherlands, Italy

Main Imports Origins            South Africa, DRC,Mozambique, Germany, UK, United States of America

Natural Resources                Asbestos, gold, copper, nickel,tobacco, platinum, chrome, diamonds

Main Towns:                          Bulawayo, Gweru, Mutare, Chitungwiza, Masvingo, Kwekwe, Kadoma, Chinhoyi

Climate Subtropical               Summer 25-30°C; Winter 13-20°C

Business Hours  

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday  8.30 am – 1pm

Banking Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 3pm
Saturday 8am - 11.30 am

Public Holidays

01 January (New Year’s Day)
03 April (Good Friday)
05 April (Easter Sunday)
06 April( Easter Monday)
18 April (Independence Day)
01 May (Worker’s Day)
25 May (Africa Day)
11 August (Heroes’ Day)
12 August (Defence Forces Day)
22 December (Unity Day)
25 December (Christmas Day)
26 December (Boxing Day)