Zimbabwe - Rural crocodile
The Republic of Zimbabwe, which gets its name for the Shona word for
“Stone City,” is located in southeastern Africa, covering an area of
390,580 square kilometers. It has a population of 11.63 million
people, mainly ethnic Shona and Ndebele. Primary religions are
Christianity or traditional religion, and the most common languages
spoken are English, Shona and Don Black Debele. The currency is the
Zimbabwe dollar and the capital is Harare.
The Zimbabwean flag contains seven horizontal strips of color, with
a white triangle to the left hand side which contain a five-pointed
star symbolic of the country and the Zimbabwean national bird. The
color green, found at the top and bottom of the flag, symbolizes
agriculture. Yellow represents mineral resources, red symbolizes the
blood shed in the armed struggle for independence, black represents
the dark skin of the population, and the white of the triangle
Approximately 1100 years ago, Zimbabwe was part of a centralized
state. In the 13th century, Makalunjia established the Monomotapa
Kingdom, and in the 15th century it became the Ding Gu Kingdom. In
1890 the country became a British colony, and in 1923, the British
Government claimed ‘dominion’ over the place. On April 18, 1980,
independence was declared and the country became known as the
Republic of Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe stone Shao Na
The Shona’s stone carvings show their worship, with God’s work a
central theme. The Zimbabwean bird is also represented. The ancient
Shona people created soap stone carvings of birds, about 50
centimeters high., the body, such as eagles, like pigeons, this
beautiful ancient art treasures is the earliest ever found one of
Shona stone, 500 years of history, is Zimbabwe national treasure.
Economy and Cultural Customs
Zimbabwe is one of Africa's more developed industrial countries,
second only to South Africa in southern Africa. Industry, mining,
and agriculture are the three pillars of the economy., with high
production of food products, metal products, chemicals, textiles,
and other industrial products. Approximately 70% of the population
are involved in agricultural work, and the main crops are tobacco,
cotton, corn, and sugar cane. Zimbabwe is the world's third-largest
tobacco exporter, and Harare has the world's largest tobacco
Zimbabwe is rich in natural resources, Zhenqidongwu varieties, the
most precious black rhino as the "black gold." Aluminum, asbestos,
gold, iron, and copper are produced. Zimbabwe's rivers and lakes are
the crocodile infested, and as such the country produces
high-quality crocodile skin.
Great Zimbabwe Ruins
Located about 27 kilometers southeast of Fort Victoria is a group of
mysterious ancient stone buildings known as ‘Stone City.’ Built
around 6-8th century AD, the site covers 725 hectares and is
comprised of buildings of about 30 cm, 10 cm thick granite stone Lei
Cheng, and stones, without any binding, the structure is very
complex, rock, stone conical tower cleverly distributed everywhere.
The site includes a large paddock and an acropolis, with a valley
separating the two. There is also a large oval yard, with curved
walls, now in ruins. In the valley near the ancient buildings there
are also canals, wells, and other archaeological sites.
The Zambezi River and Victoria Falls serve as a border between
Zambia and Zimbabwe, stretching over 974 meters. The waterfall is
1,600 meters wide, with a drop of about 106 meters, and was named by
Livingstone, a British explorer, after Queen Victoria. It is also
known as Mosi O Tunya Falls in Zambia. The average flow is 1,400
cubic meters per second, with up to 5,000 cubic meters during the
rainy season. The waterfall is divided into five sections of rock,
which from west to east are: "Devil Falls," the “Main Waterfall,"
"Horseshoe Falls," "Rainbow Falls" and "East Falls." These five
parts plummet water into a 400 meters wide pit, creating columns of
mist rising hundreds of meters. This can be seen hundreds of miles
away, and the deafening roar can also be heard.