Zimbabwe Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Land boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative slightly larger than Montana 2013
Area > Comparative to US places slightly larger than Montana 2008
Area > Land 386,670 sq km 2008 59th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 34.07 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 56th out of 224
Area > Total 390,757 sq km 2013 62nd out of 251
Area > Water 3,910 sq km 2013 74th out of 246
Climate tropical; moderated by altitude; rainy season (November to March) 2013
Coastline 0.0 2014 225th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 20 00 S, 30 00 E 2013
Land area > Square miles 150,873 square miles 2013 36th out of 86
Land boundaries > Border countries Botswana 813 km, Mozambique 1,231 km, South Africa 225 km, Zambia 797 km 2013
Land use > Arable land 10.49% 2013 99th out of 246
Location Southern Africa, between South Africa and Zambia 2013
Natural resources coal, chromium ore, asbestos, gold, nickel, copper, iron ore, vanadium, lithium, tin, platinum group metals 2013
Terrain mostly high plateau with higher central plateau (high veld); mountains in east 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014


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Zimbabwe Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3
Land area 3

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