Perfect zimbabwe project

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Perfect zimbabwe project

  1. 1. Zimbabwe By: Morgan Backhaus
  2. 2. Geography Victoria Falls
  3. 3. Religion
  4. 4. People <ul><li>Population: 12,084,304 </li></ul><ul><li>Life expectancy: 49 years </li></ul><ul><li>1.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>90.7% of population can read and writ </li></ul><ul><li>Official language: English </li></ul><ul><li>24.9% of population is unemployed </li></ul>
  5. 5. Major History <ul><li>Pre-Independence names: Rhodesia, Southern Rhodesia, and Zimbabwe Rhodesia </li></ul><ul><li>Used to belong to the U.K. </li></ul><ul><li>Gained independence November 11, 1965 </li></ul><ul><li>Recognized independence April 18 </li></ul>Coat of Arms
  6. 6. Flag <ul><li>Green: agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow: wealth of minerals </li></ul><ul><li>Black: heritage and ethnicity </li></ul><ul><li>Red: blood shed during war </li></ul><ul><li>White: Peace </li></ul><ul><li>The bird is an African Fish Eagle </li></ul>
  7. 7. Government <ul><li>Semi-Presidential republic, parliamentary system </li></ul><ul><li>President: Robert Mugabe </li></ul><ul><li>VP: Joice Mujuru and John Nkomo </li></ul><ul><li>Zimbabwe National Army, created in 1980 </li></ul><ul><li>More females than males in the military </li></ul>
  8. 8. Flora and Fauna <ul><li>350 species of mammals, The Big 5 and more </li></ul><ul><li>Ten wildlife estates </li></ul><ul><li>Four Botanical gardens </li></ul><ul><li>Four Safari Areas </li></ul>Elephant in Hwange National Park
  9. 9. Culture <ul><li>Soccer is a very popular sport </li></ul><ul><li>Common sports: Rugby, Polo, Cricket </li></ul><ul><li>Some religions celebrate Christmas </li></ul><ul><li>Independence day: April 18 </li></ul><ul><li>Family gatherings celebrated by barbequing goats or cows </li></ul><ul><li>Shona have many sculptures of gods </li></ul>Zimbabwe Rugby Team
  10. 10. Current Events <ul><li>Measles outbreak, killing many children </li></ul><ul><li>Bungee jumper’s falling into the Zambezi river </li></ul><ul><li>Farmers are now getting paid 7% more </li></ul>
  11. 11. Bibliography <ul><li>http://www.herald.co.zw/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5479.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.southern-africa.arroukatchee.fr/zimbabwe/map-zimbabwe.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildlife_of_Zimbabwe </li></ul><ul><li>http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_the_flag_of_Zimbabwe_mean </li></ul><ul><li>CIA world factbook </li></ul><ul><li>Zimbabwe - Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_Zimbabwe </li></ul><ul><li>http://soc202events.blogspot.com/2010/10/measles-outbreak-in-zimbabwe.html </li></ul>

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