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Education
 
Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI 6.87 % of GNI [16th of 168]
Average years of schooling of adults 5.4 [59th of 100]
Children out of school, primary 429,275 [21st of 126]
Children out of school, primary (per capita) 33.372 per 1,000 people [22nd of 150]
Children out of school, primary, female 205,677 [21st of 117]
Children out of school, primary, female (per capita) 15.99 per 1,000 people [22nd of 147]
Children out of school, primary, male 223,598 [19th of 117]
Children out of school, primary, male (per capita) 17,382.847 per 1,000 people [21st of 148]
Duration of compulsory education 7 years [125th of 171]
Duration of education > Primary level 7 [5th of 181]
Duration of education > Secondary level 6 [76th of 181]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 2,361,588 [6th of 189]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level (per capita) 0.184 per capita [1st of 172]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 758,229 [7th of 171]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level (per capita) 58.946 per 1,000 people [6th of 159]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 55,689 [6th of 150]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level (per capita) 4.329 per 1,000 people [4th of 146]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level 49.48% [1st of 179]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level 47.52% [4th of 162]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level 38.84% [4th of 126]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level 83% [108th of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men 82% [113rd of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women 83% [103rd of 160]
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 4.7% [54th of 127]
Education spending (% of GDP) 4.7% [65th of 132]
Education spending (% Primary) 54.9% [11th of 110]
Education spending (% Secondary) 28.6% [79th of 107]
Education spending (% Tertiary) 16.6% [68th of 108]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 62.1% [86th of 112]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men 61.6% [81st of 101]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Women 62.5% [81st of 101]
Education, primary completion rate 80 [105th of 148]
Education, primary completion rate > Men 82 [100th of 145]
Education, primary completion rate > Women 79 [103rd of 145]
Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 40.4% [98th of 135]
Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita 11.36 % [65th of 101]
Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita 16.97 % [56th of 93]
Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita 195.16 % [9th of 81]
Female enrolment share > Primary level 49.1% [21st of 176]
Female enrolment share > Secondary level 46.8% [123rd of 170]
Female teachers > Lower secondary 37.4% [20th of 20]
Geographical aptitude results 54.913 [190th of 191]
Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment 0.98 [106th of 183]
Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment 0.91 [133rd of 172]
Girls to boys ratio, tertiary level enrolment 0.63 [112nd of 139]
Grade 1 intake rate 39.6 [88th of 114]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group 118.36 % [27th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group 121.78 % [28th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group 120.07 % [28th of 157]
Hours of instruction for pupils aged 10 753 hours [30th of 38]
Hours of instruction for pupils aged 11 753 hours [32nd of 38]
Hours of instruction for pupils aged 12 753 hours [36th of 38]
Hours of instruction for pupils aged 13 1,375 hours [2nd of 38]
Hours of instruction for pupils aged 9 753 hours [26th of 38]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ 9.3% [80th of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Men 5.8% [87th of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women 12.9% [78th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ 691,300 [69th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ (per capita) 53.743 per 1,000 people [88th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men 213,400 [71st of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men (per capita) 16.59 per 1,000 people [94th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women 474,700 [67th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women (per capita) 36.904 per 1,000 people [81st of 138]
Library books 100,590 [69th of 81]
Library books (per capita) 8.27152 per 1,000 people [70th of 81]
Library employees 17 [58th of 68]
Library employees (per capita) 0.00139791 per 1,000 people [65th of 68]
Library members 12,962 [49th of 68]
Library members (per capita) 1.06587 per 1,000 people [53rd of 68]
Literacy > Definition
age 15 and over can read and write English
Literacy > Female 87.2% [79th of 157]
Literacy > Male 94.2% [69th of 156]
Literacy > Total population 90.7% [79th of 160]
Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above 74.97 % [50th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above 86.6 % [54th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above 80.7 % [50th of 121]
Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24 91.33 % [56th of 123]
Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24 96.6 % [42nd of 123]
Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24 93.95 % [52nd of 123]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 97.7% [11th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men 97.5% [15th of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women 97.9% [10th of 138]
Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population 45.22 % [73rd of 95]
Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population 45.92 % [72nd of 93]
Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population 44.52 % [75th of 93]
Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort 71.16 % [58th of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort 68.23 % [63rd of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort 69.67 % [64th of 92]
Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group 78.64 % [97th of 138]
Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group 81.83 % [96th of 138]
Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group 80.24 % [99th of 141]
Primary education, duration > years 7 years [8th of 197]
Primary education, pupils 2,361,588 [49th of 176]
Primary education, pupils (per capita) 0.184 per capita [17th of 193]
Primary education, pupils > % female 49.48 % female [10th of 175]
Primary education, teachers 61,251 [50th of 159]
Primary education, teachers (per capita) 4.762 per 1,000 people [84th of 191]
Primary education, teachers > % female 50.63 % female [111st of 153]
Primary school girls out of school 10% [60th of 99]
Private school enrolment > Primary level 88.1 [2nd of 148]
Private school enrolment > Secondary level 38.8 [21st of 131]
Progression to secondary school > % 69.72 % [100th of 123]
Progression to secondary school, female > % 70.18 % [94th of 118]
Progression to secondary school, male > % 69.28 % [94th of 118]
Proportion of 15 year-olds in secondary education 0% [35th of 37]
Proportion of 16 year-olds in secondary education 0% [35th of 37]
Proportion of 17 year olds in secondary education 0% [35th of 37]
Proportion of 17 year olds in tertiary education 0% [25th of 37]
Proportion of 18 year olds in secondary education 0% [34th of 37]
Proportion of 18 year olds in tertiary education 0% [29th of 37]
Proportion of 19 year olds in secondary education 0% [34th of 37]
Proportion of 19 year olds in tertiary education 0% [33rd of 37]
Proportion of 20 year olds in secondary education 0% [32nd of 37]
Proportion of 20 year olds in tertiary education 0% [33rd of 37]
Proportion of primary education time spent in physical education 4
Proportion of primary education time spent learning arts 7
Proportion of primary education time spent learning foreign languages 14
Proportion of primary education time spent learning mathematics 14% [6th of 36]
Proportion of primary education time spent learning mother tongue 14% [21st of 36]
Proportion of primary education time spent learning religion 7
Proportion of primary education time spent learning science 11% [20th of 36]
Proportion of primary education time spent learning social studies 9% [32nd of 36]
Proportion of primary education time spent learning technology 9
Proportion of primary education time spent learning vocational skills 10
Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 4.57 % [54th of 136]
Public spending per student > Primary level 13.2 [69th of 126]
Public spending per student > Secondary level 20.1 [62nd of 123]
Public spending per student > Tertiary level 200.9 [18th of 123]
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 38.56 [26th of 159]
Pupils reaching grade 5 78.6 [72nd of 108]
Pupils-teacher ratio > primary level 37 [36th of 175]
Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 63.13 [110th of 137]
Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 98.25 [81st of 174]
Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 90.6 [125th of 162]
Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > % 95.36 % [110th of 157]
Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24 94.55 % [69th of 123]
School enrollment, preprimary > % gross 43.2 % gross [88th of 159]
School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross 38.99 % gross [89th of 153]
School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross 47.39 % gross [80th of 153]
School enrollment, primary > % gross 96.02 % gross [129th of 176]
School enrollment, primary > % net 81.86 % net [101st of 139]
School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 95.17 % gross [125th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, female > % net 82.44 % net [98th of 137]
School enrollment, primary, male > % gross 96.87 % gross [135th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, male > % net 81.29 % net [105th of 136]
School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 86.91 % [3rd of 139]
School enrollment, secondary > % gross 36.36 % gross [139th of 164]
School enrollment, secondary > % net 33.87 % net [95th of 121]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross 34.57 % gross [135th of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % net 32.64 % net [91st of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross 38.16 % gross [138th of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % net 35.1 % net [93rd of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary 71.27 % [7th of 124]
School enrollment, tertiary > % gross 3.67 % gross [115th of 141]
School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross 2.85 % gross [111st of 137]
School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross 4.51 % gross [111st of 137]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 9 years [7th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 9 years [7th of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 9 years [10th of 93]
Scientific and technical journal articles 96 [82nd of 175]
Secondary education, general pupils 758,229 [55th of 183]
Secondary education, general pupils (per capita) 0.059 per 1,000 people [116th of 196]
Secondary education, teachers 33,964 [73rd of 141]
Secondary education, teachers (per capita) 2.64 per 1,000 people [117th of 188]
Secondary education, teachers > % female 39.81 % female [103rd of 131]
Share of university qualifications awarded to females 54% [17th of 30]
Share of university qualifications awarded to females > Advanced research degree 33% [25th of 29]
Share of university qualifications awarded to females > First degree 54% [17th of 31]
Share of university qualifications awarded to females > Second degree 45% [17th of 24]
Share of vocational tertiary qualifications awarded to females > First degree 51 % awarded to females [23rd of 30]
Share of vocational tertiary qualifications awarded to females > Second degree 62% [5th of 9]
Spending on teaching materials 1.3 [20th of 30]
Teachers as percentage of labor force 3.1% [29th of 36]
Teaching weeks per year > Lower secondary 39 weeks per year [17th of 36]
Teaching weeks per year > Primary 39 weeks per year [18th of 36]
Tertiary enrollment 3.9% [117th of 151]
Unemployment with primary education > % of total unemployment 16.4 % [66th of 78]
Unemployment with primary education, female > % of female unemployment 20 % [51st of 72]
Unemployment with primary education, male > % of male unemployment 14.4 % [65th of 72]
Unemployment with secondary education > % of total unemployment 81.8 % [1st of 77]
Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24 1 [12th of 138]
World Organization of the Scout Movement > Members > Admits Boys/Girls boys only


 

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; UNESCO; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; United Nations Human Development Programme; UNESCO Institute of Statistics; The Geography Zone; World Bank; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Household survey data, net enrolment data from UNESCO, and data from UNICEF country offices; Wikipedia: List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Zimbabwe, Republic of Zimbabwe

Health
 

% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3 58 [162nd of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > HepB3 58 [97th of 114]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles 58 [160th of 186]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3 74 [144th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > TB 80 [117th of 153]
% immunized pregnant women tetanus 77 [11th of 54]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Rural 57 [82nd of 140]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Total 62 [102nd of 144]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Urban 71 [110th of 141]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Rural 73 [72nd of 146]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Total 83 [82nd of 150]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Urban 100 [9th of 147]
% of routine EPI vaccines financed by government > Total 100 [16th of 133]
% under-fives with ARI -- 16 [22nd of 79]
% under-fives with ARI taken to health provider 50 [42nd of 80]
Abortion law > National laws > Physical Health Yes
Access to sanitation 79% [71st of 129]
Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 89.03 births [40th of 184]
ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider 50 % [5th of 52]
Bird Flu (H5N1) > Recent animal cases
Two cases affecting 16,000 poultry have been confirmed in the province of Matebeleland. Both cases have involved ostrich stock. To date, no chickens have tested positive and antibodies have only been recorded in two ostrich farms, Dollar Block and Mimosa, in Matabeleland North Province.
Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people 29.46 per 1,000 people [52nd of 195]
Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total 72.5 % [28th of 76]
Births with health staff 72% [64th of 116]
Children living with AIDS 240,000 [3rd of 80]
Children living with AIDS (per capita) 19.7352 per 1,000 people [1st of 80]
Children Underweight Rate 2% [66th of 95]
Contraception 54% [39th of 89]
Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49 53.5 % [11th of 57]
Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding 79.5 % [1st of 47]
Drinking water availability % 83% [80th of 147]
Drug access 50% [95th of 163]
expenditure per capita > current US$ 27.2 $ [146th of 186]
expenditure, private > % of GDP 4.04 % [22nd of 187]
expenditure, public > % of GDP 3.46 % [88th of 187]
expenditure, total > % of GDP 7.5 % [56th of 187]
External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health 13.1 % [47th of 141]
Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV 59.33 % [18th of 112]
Fertility rate, total > births per woman 3.34 births per woman [62nd of 194]
HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate 24.6% [4th of 136]
HIV AIDS > Deaths 170,000 [3rd of 102]
HIV AIDS > Deaths (per capita) 13,216.058 per million people [4th of 102]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS 1,800,000 [6th of 126]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS (per capita) 141.757 per 1,000 people [4th of 126]
HIV AIDS > Women living with aids 15-49 33.73 [2nd of 114]
HIVAIDS > Adult prevalence rate 15-49 years, 33.7 [2nd of 145]
HIVAIDS > children orphaned by AIDS 0-14 years, 782,000 [7th of 82]
Hospital beds > per 1,000 people 0.51 per 1,000 people [144th of 149]
Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months 90 % [110th of 190]
Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months 85 % [120th of 190]
Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access 53 % [109th of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access 47 % [97th of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access 63 % [122nd of 173]
Improved water source > % of population with access 81 % [113rd of 176]
Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access 72 % [106th of 174]
Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access 98 % [88th of 181]
Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people 601 per 100,000 people [7th of 200]
Infant mortality rate > Female 31.14 deaths/1,000 live births [71st of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Male 36.5 deaths/1,000 live births [73rd of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Total 33.86 deaths/1,000 live births [71st of 225]
Intestinal diseases death rate 19.43% [53rd of 141]
life expectancy > Date of information 2006 est.
Life expectancy at birth > Female 43.46 years [214th of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Male 45.08 years [210th of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 44.28 years [211st of 225]
Life expectancy at birth, female > years 36.55 years [181st of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, male > years 37.94 years [181st of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, total > years 37.26 years [181st of 194]
Major infectious diseases > Animal contact disease rabies
Major infectious diseases > Degree of risk high
Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
Major infectious diseases > Water contact disease schistosomiasis
Malaria % under-fives sleeping under a bednet 3 [35th of 35]
Malaria cases > per 100,000 5,410 [20th of 94]
Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5 26.5 % [9th of 52]
Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5 13 % [16th of 63]
Maternal mortality 700 per 100,000 [7th of 136]
Measles immunization 79 [117th of 168]
Nutrition > % of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 35 [52nd of 105]
Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months 33 [56th of 125]
Nutrition > % of households consuming iodized salt 93 [16th of 112]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 27 [50th of 132]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 13 [75th of 137]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 2 [68th of 104]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 6 [55th of 128]
Oral rehydration rate % 50 [2nd of 73]
Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health 48.7 % [165th of 185]
Physicians > per 1,000 people 0.16 per 1,000 people [38th of 148]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 1990-1992 45 % [13th of 106]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 2001-2003 45 % [10th of 108]
Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > % 93.1 % [7th of 62]
Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49 20.12 % [4th of 148]
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 47 % [8th of 172]
Probability of dying before 5 > Females 98 per 1,000 people [44th of 187]
Probability of not reaching 40 51.6% [4th of 111]
Probability of reaching 65 > Female 23.7% [159th of 159]
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 22.1% [159th of 159]
Respiratory disease child death rate 44.52
Smoking prevalence, females > % of adults 2.2 % [32nd of 43]
Smoking prevalence, males > % of adults 20 % [35th of 42]
Spending > Per person 36 [91st of 133]
Spending > Private 4 [16th of 141]
Spending > Public 3.0% (1999)
Suicide rate > Females 5.2 per 100,000 people [35th of 80]
Suicide rate > Gender ratio 2 per 100,000 people [69th of 76]
Suicide rate > Males 10.5 per 100,000 people [51st of 80]
Tobacco > Adult female smokers 1.2 [111st of 114]
Tobacco > Adult male smokers 34.4 [75th of 115]
Tobacco > Cigarette consumption 399 [83rd of 106]
Tobacco > Total adult smokers 17.8 [98th of 121]
Tobacco > Total young smokers 18.3% [17th of 30]
Tobacco > Young female smokers 17 [14th of 32]
Tobacco > Young male smokers 17 [14th of 32]
Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000 291 [7th of 165]
Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > % 41.31 % [140th of 178]
Tuberculosis immunisation 88% [87th of 134]
Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases 54.34 % [163rd of 171]
Water availability 1,584 cubic meters [133rd of 169]


 

SOURCES
UNICEF; Wikipedia: Abortion law ; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Development Indicators database; World Organisation for Animal Health, Febuary 23 2006 Report; WHO 2002a; UNHDR; UNICEF; UN (United Nations). 2002. United Nations Population Division Database on Contraceptive Use. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. January. New York; World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report and updates provided by UNICEF to the United Nations Millennium Indicator Database; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations, Demographic Yearbook, 1997; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva: WHO, 2000; Wikipedia: List of countries by life expectancy ; UNHDR; UNICEF (United Nations Children?s Fund). 2002. Official Summary: The State of the World's Children 2002. New York: Oxford University Press.; Wikipedia: List of countries by percentage of population suffering from undernourishment ; The World Health Report 2001; UN 2001 via backone.pdf; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; ; annual figures:WHO databank, National Bureaus of Statistics. Department of Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis Population Division (1995). World population prospects. The 1994 revision. New York: United Nations. Partly computations: Department of Clinical Psychology, Psychiatric Clinic, University of W?rzburg, Germany; World Health Organization; World Health Organization2005

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Zimbabwe, Republic of Zimbabwe

Sports
 

1980 Summer Paralympics > Bronze 4 [26th of 37]
1980 Summer Paralympics > Silver 7 [19th of 32]
1980 Summer Paralympics > Total 11 [27th of 40]
1982 Commonwealth Games > Medals table > Pos 14 [10th of 20]
1982 Commonwealth Games > Medals table > Total 1 [20th of 20]
1984 Summer Paralympics > Silver 1 [33rd of 33]
1984 Summer Paralympics > Total 1 [37th of 37]
2000 Summer Paralympics > Gold 1 [51st of 51]
2000 Summer Paralympics > Total 1 [66th of 66]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2002 Commonwealth Games > Gold 3 [23rd of 38]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2006 Commonwealth Games > Gold 3 [25th of 38]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2006 Commonwealth Games > Silver 6 [19th of 41]
Chess > GrandMasters 0 [128th of 135]
Chess > GrandMasters (per capita) 0 per 100,000 population [79th of 135]
Chess > International Masters 3 [77th of 135]
Chess > International Masters (per capita) 0.247 per 1 million population [75th of 135]
Chess > World Chess Rankings 2,191 [99th of 135]
Cricket clothing and equipment > Team colours > Background Red
Cricket clothing and equipment > Team colours > Foreground and Lettering Green
FIFA World Ranking > Men 602 [52nd of 198]
FIFA World Ranking > Men (per capita) 49.503 per 1 million people [112nd of 197]
FIFA World Ranking > Women 1,179 [91st of 117]
FIFA World Ranking > Women (per capita) 0.097 per 1,000 population [72nd of 116]
Overall Medal Table for Swimming at the Commonwealth Games > 1930-2006 > Pos 8 [5th of 9]
Overall Medal Table for Swimming at the Commonwealth Games > 1930-2006 > Total 1 [9th of 9]
Rugby World Cup > 2003 standings 2 [18th of 20]
Rugby World Cup > 2003 standings (per capita) 0.16446 per 1 million people [14th of 20]
Rugby World Cup Overall Record > 1987-2003 > % 0 [19th of 19]
Rugby World Cup Overall Record > 1987-2003 > A 309 [15th of 19]
Rugby World Cup Overall Record > 1987-2003 > F 84 [15th of 19]
Rugby World Cup Overall Record > 1987-2003 > L 6 [11th of 19]
Rugby World Cup Overall Record > 1987-2003 > Pld 6 [16th of 19]
Summer olympic medals > All time 1 [99th of 116]
Summer olympic medals > All time (per capita) 0.822 per 10 million people [104th of 116]
Triathlon at the Summer Olympics > Nations > 00 M
Triathlon at the Summer Olympics > Nations > Total 1 [39th of 39]


 

SOURCES
Wikipedia: 1980 Summer Paralympics ; Wikipedia: 1982 Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 1984 Summer Paralympics ; Wikipedia: 2000 Summer Paralympics ; Wikipedia: All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games ; World Chess Federation, 2006; Wikipedia: Cricket clothing and equipment ; Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA); FIFA Official Website, December 2005; Wikipedia: Overall Medal Table for Swimming at the Commonwealth Games ; Tarik's SANZAR Rugby Guide; Wikipedia: Rugby World Cup Overall Record ; The Golden Book of the Olympic Games; Wikipedia: Triathlon at the Summer Olympics

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Zimbabwe, Republic of Zimbabwe

Food
 

beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing 23.9 % [38th of 103]
exports > % of merchandise exports 30.9 % [36th of 156]
imports > % of merchandise imports 18.75 % [24th of 155]


 

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database

Language
 

English speakers 375,490 [9th of 52]
English speakers (per $ GDP) 0.212 per $10,000 of GDP [7th of 35]
English speakers (per capita) 3.088 per 100 people [19th of 46]
English status
Spoken by most Europeans and an increasing number of Africans. Used in all or most education. Official language. Newspapers. Bible 1535-1989.
English-speaking population > As an additional language 5,300,000 [16th of 59]
English-speaking population > First language 250,000 [12th of 62]
English-speaking population > Total 5,550,000 [19th of 99]
Languages
English (official), Shona, Sindebele (the language of the Ndebele, sometimes called Ndebele), numerous but minor tribal dialects
Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate 90 [85th of 174]


 

SOURCES
Ethnologue; Wikipedia: List of countries by English-speaking population ; Wikipedia: List of countries by English-speaking population; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: Languages of the African Union

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Zimbabwe, Republic of Zimbabwe


2) Religion
 

Catholic > Diocesan priests 177 [78th of 143]
Catholic > Diocesan priests (per capita) 0.0145547 per 1,000 people [84th of 143]
Catholic > Dioceses 8 [64th of 150]
Catholic > Dioceses (per capita) 0.000657841 per 1,000 people [88th of 148]
Catholic > Parishes 197 [71st of 149]
Catholic > Parishes (per capita) 0.0161993 per 1,000 people [87th of 147]
Catholic > Permanent Deacons 12 [39th of 90]
Catholic > Permanent Deacons (per capita) 0.986761 per 1 million people [44th of 90]
Catholic > Religious Priests 240 [57th of 148]
Catholic > Religious Priests (per capita) 0.0197352 per 1,000 people [72nd of 147]
Catholic > Total Priests 417 [69th of 149]
Catholic > Total Priests (per capita) 0.0342899 per 1,000 people [84th of 148]
Catholics 1,110,000 [71st of 140]
Catholics as percentage 7.71 [90th of 150]
Islam > Percentage 1.048% [117th of 164]
Islam > Percentage Muslim 1% [127th of 168]
Islam > Population 127,469 [107th of 165]
Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population 1 % [45th of 45]
Jehovahs Witnesses 32,038 [33rd of 178]
Jehovahs Witnesses (per capita) 2.70537 per 1,000 people [67th of 177]
Jews 925 [67th of 89]
Jews (per capita) 0.0760628 per 1,000 people [72nd of 89]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants 4,206,507 [29th of 167]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant 33 % [34th of 163]
Religions
syncretic (part Christian, part indigenous beliefs) 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs 24%, Muslim and other 1%
Religions > All
syncretic (part Christian, part indigenous beliefs) 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs 24%, Muslim and other 1%
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic 7.71 % [96th of 170]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total 982,792 [77th of 170]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 471,649 [9th of 232]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership (per capita) 387,837.349 per 10 million people [27th of 222]


 

SOURCES
Catholic Hierarchy.org; CIA World Factbook; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; Wikipedia: Islam in Africa ; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; World Jewish Congress (WJC), 1998; Wikipedia: Protestantism by country ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; Wikipedia: Roman Catholicism by country ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Zimbabwe, Republic of Zimbabwe

3) Media
 

Average cost of local call 0.04 [104th of 151]
Cinema attendance 1,200,000 [62nd of 78]
Cinema attendance (per capita) 98.6761 per 1,000 people [68th of 78]
Cinemas 22 [38th of 61]
Cinemas (per capita) 1.763 per million people [41st of 60]
Cinemas > Annual attendance 1,200,000 [43rd of 65]
Cinemas > Annual attendance (per capita) 0.096 per capita [48th of 64]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports 22.68 % [83rd of 153]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports 22.51 % [98th of 155]
DVD region 5 [7th of 171]
E-Government rating 36 [129th of 182]
Fax machines 0.29 per 1,000 people [86th of 103]
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people 78.94 per 1,000 people [121st of 193]
HAM radio prefixes Z2A - Z2Z
Households with television > % 26.5 % [103rd of 160]
Information and communication technology expenditure > current US$ 225,200,000 $ [74th of 74]
Information and communication technology expenditure > current US$ (per $ GDP) 0.129 $ per $1 of GDP [2nd of 74]
Information and communication technology expenditure > current US$ (per capita) 33.337 $ per capita [70th of 74]
International dialling code 263
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes 317,272,900 min. [4th of 164]
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes (per capita) 24.388 min. per capita [4th of 185]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ 51,000,000 $ [68th of 101]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP) 10.823 $ per $1,000 of GDP [35th of 130]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per capita) 3.942 $ per capita [76th of 132]
Mobile phone subscribers 699,000 [113rd of 198]
Mobile phone subscribers (per capita) 53.73 per 1 million people [144th of 201]
Number of PCs 1,000 [52nd of 169]
Number of PCs (per $ GDP) 0.41 per $10 million of GDP [4th of 144]
Number of PCs (per capita) 0.822 per 10,000 people [80th of 169]
Personal computers 1,200,000 [18th of 164]
Personal computers (per capita) 92.24 per 1 million people [24th of 171]
Phone subscribers 42.67 [141st of 178]
Price basket for mobile > US$ per month 3.38 $/month [171st of 185]
Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month 4.33 $/month [107th of 151]
Radio broadcast stations
AM 7, FM 20 (plus 17 repeater stations), shortwave 1
Radio receivers 1,140,000 [104th of 188]
Radio receivers (per capita) 0.094 per capita [160th of 182]
Radios 1,140,000 [106th of 221]
Radios (per capita) 93.7423 per 1,000 people [185th of 212]
Telecommunications investment > % of revenue 8.09 % [4th of 165]
Telecommunications investment > current LCU 267903000000
Telecommunications revenue > % GDP 4.39 % GDP [33rd of 167]
Telecommunications revenue > current LCU 3310000000000
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 4.36 $ [44th of 142]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP) 589.251 $ per $1 trillion of GD [62nd of 174]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per capita) 346.167 $ per 1 million people [84th of 178]
Telephone employees, total 4,226 [7th of 194]
Telephone employees, total (per capita) 0.325 per 1,000 people [6th of 202]
Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines 7.7 per 100 mainlines [2nd of 134]
Telephone mainlines 328,000 [87th of 202]
Telephone mainlines (per capita) 25.212 per 1,000 people [114th of 203]
Telephone subscribers 1,027,000 [93rd of 199]
Telephone subscribers (per capita) 0.081 per 1,000 people [123rd of 201]
Telephone subscribers per employee 243.02 [8th of 191]
Telephone system > Domestic
consists of microwave radio relay links, open-wire lines, radiotelephone communication stations, fixed wireless local loop installations, and a substantial mobile-cellular network; Internet connection is available in Harare and planned for all major towns and for some of the smaller ones
Telephone system > General assessment
system was once one of the best in Africa, but now suffers from poor maintenance; more than 100,000 outstanding requests for connection despite an equally large number of installed but unused main lines
Telephone system > International
country code - 263; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat; 2 international digital gateway exchanges (in Harare and Gweru)
Telephones > Main lines in use 344,500 [86th of 174]
Telephones > Main lines in use (per capita) 27.983 per 1,000 people [101st of 173]
Telephones > Mobile cellular 1,226,000 [112nd of 186]
Telephones > Mobile cellular (per capita) 99.585 per 1,000 people [147th of 185]
Television broadcast stations 16 [24th of 89]
Television broadcast stations (per capita) 1.313 per million people [46th of 67]
Television receivers 370,000 [104th of 185]
Television receivers (per capita) 30.365 per 1,000 people [131st of 179]
Television standard > UHF PAL G
Television standard > VHF PAL B
Televisions 370,000 [108th of 215]
Televisions (per capita) 30.4251 per 1,000 people [162nd of 209]
Website defacements 2 [99th of 129]
Website defacements (per capita) 0.16446 per 1 million people [114th of 124]

SOURCES
UNESCO Institute for Statistics, March 11, 2003; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; World Development Indicators database; Amazon.com; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); The Information for Development Program; hamcity.com; ITU; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; Tenlab May 2002; attrition.org

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Zimbabwe, Republic of Zimbabwe

Internet
 
Broadband subscribers 10,185 [80th of 117]
Broadband subscribers (per capita) 782.888 per 1 million people [94th of 146]
Country code .zw
Hosts 19,157 [95th of 228]
Hosts (per capita) 1,687.825 per million people [135th of 222]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 51 Mbps [61st of 167]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP) 15.122 Mbps per $1 trillion of [53rd of 184]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per capita) 3.92 Mbps per 1 billion peop [74th of 188]
Internet Service Providers 6 [101st of 229]
Internet Service Providers (per capita) 0.00049338 per 1,000 people [153rd of 215]
ISP 6 [81st of 162]
ISP (per capita) 476.376 per billion people [89th of 127]
Livejournal users 600 [40th of 226]
Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 24.58 $/month [78th of 180]
Secure Internet servers 3 [148th of 183]
Secure Internet servers (per capita) 0.231 per 1 million people [158th of 189]
TLD .zw
Users 1,351,000 [66th of 190]
Users (per capita) 109.738 per 1,000 people [100th of 184]


 

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; IANA: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; LiveJournal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Zimbabwe, Republic of Zimbabwe


4) Tourist

Travel

Right Now


Zimbabwe may be one of the most beautiful countries in Africa, but it is perhaps better known as one of the more troubled nations on the continent. From its independence, in 1980, through Robert Mugabe’s ongoing reign, many tourists have left Zimbabwe off their itineraries. Despite the country’s reputation in the West, however, it has much to be proud of, and Zimbabwe has an astonishing array to offer tourists. It boasts one of the highest literacy rates in Africa, impressive natural attractions (such as Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world), and some of the most diverse wildlife on the continent.

In 2009, Zimbabwe’s longtime single-party rule ended, and the nation established a power-sharing government. Although Mugabe has yet to agree to the terms of the Global Political Agreement, economic revival has begun, signaling a fresh beginning and a brighter future for this African nation.

The Top 8
What to Do in Zimbabwe



1. Victoria Falls
These great cascades, located near the Zimbabwe–Zambia border in the Zambezi River, are undoubtedly one of the most impressive natural wonders in the world. An average of 550,000 cubic meters (19,420 cubic feet) rush through them every day. The falls and surrounding area are not only a national park but also a UNESCO World Heritage Site; they have awed and inspired visitors for hundreds of years. A large number of water sports and extreme sports are available to tourists around the falls, from bungee jumping to white-water rafting. The town of Victoria Falls, on the southern bank of the Zambezi River, is easily accessible by bus and car and has a small international airport with daily domestic flights, as well as service to cities in South Africa and Namibia.

2. Chinhoyi Caves
These dolomite and limestone caves are located near the town of Chinhoyi, a couple of hours from Harare. Within the caves is a large, deep blue pool, known as the Silent Pool. It is believed that the caves were once the hideout of the bandit Nyamakwere, who threw his victims into the pool to drown them. The pools in the caves offer super diving with great visibility and exciting underwater tunnels and caves to explore.

3. Kariba
This inland sea, nestled in Zimbabwe’s breathtaking mountains, is surrounded by game reserves and a prime fishing and water sports area. Kariba is one of the largest manmade lakes in history, having once been a river. It is a lovely watering hole, feeding ground, and home to a myriad of mammals, birds, and fish, and it is dotted with small islands teeming with life. We highly recommend putting Kariba at the top of your itinerary.

4. Mbare Market
Need to do some souvenir shopping? Or do you simply want to experience the buzz of African market life? If you are in Harare, visit the Mbare Market, where vendors sell everything you might wish for. Prices are almost never fixed, so be prepared to bargain.

5. Hwange National Park
The largest national park in Zimbabwe, Hwange is located between Bulawayo and Victoria Falls and boasts one of the densest concentrations of wildlife in Africa, including elephants, buffalo, zebras, and giraffes. Some of Africa’s most obscure and unusual mammals, such as the gemsbok, can be found here. Walking, driving, and horseback safaris in this massive park make for unforgettable experiences.

6. Bulawayo
Zimbabwe’s second-largest city, located in the southwestern part of the country, is known for its vibrant art and music scene, colonial buildings, and tree-lined streets. Home to a large number of the nation’s museums, Bulawayo is a great city to spend some down time in before or after a tour in one of Zimbabwe’s national parks.

7. Matobos National Park
A short drive from Bulawayo, this national park is one of Zimbabwe’s greatest tourist attractions, with its impressive granite outcrops and a large variety of birds. The greatest concentration of ancient San rock art can also be found in the Matobo hills. There is a small game park where visitors can see white and black rhinoceroses.

8. Great Zimbabwe Ruins
Near the southern town of Masvingo reside the most impressive medieval ruins in sub-Saharan Africa. Dating between A.D. 1250 and 1450, the ruins possess the craftsmanship, size, and timelessness to make them one of the most impressive tourist destinations on the continent, a testament to the intelligence and skills of the ancestors of today’s Zimbabwean people. The ruins consist of two large stone enclosures and a conical tower, built from granite and soapstone. Similar ruins exist throughout the rest of Zimbabwe and in surrounding countries, but none can match Great Zimbabwe in magnitude.

When to Go


Zimbabwe enjoys a moderate climate year-round. Temperatures are higher and rain is more frequent between November and April. It is cooler between May and October.
 

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