Zimbabwe

Capital Harare

Population 14,240,168

Area 390,757 km2

Key facts

Zimbabwe is a country located in Eastern Africa. There are 4 countries (Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia) that Zimbabwe shares its borders with. As for languages, the country’s residents speak English, Shona and North Ndebele.

The national currency in Zimbabwe is Zimbabwean dollar (ZWL). The dollar (Z$) is subdivided into 100 cent.

With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 345.69 ZWL and 1 USD is worth 322 ZWL.

Zimbabwean
Banknotes

Z$1Z$5Z$10Z$20Z$50Z$100Z$500

Zimbabwean
Coins

1 cents5 cents10 cents25 cents50 centsZ$1Z$2

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Zimbabwe is 21.79 Mbps and mobile is 19.53 Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Zimbabwe.6.16 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Zimbabwe, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Zimbabwe. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type D 220 V, 50 Hz  Type G 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2023, Zimbabwe will celebrate 13 national public holidays. The next one Robert Mugabe National Youth Day will take place on February 21.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2023 New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day
February 21, 2023 Robert Mugabe National Youth DayRobert Mugabe National Youth Day
April 7, 2023Moving holiday Good FridayGood Friday
April 8, 2023Moving holiday Easter SaturdayEaster Saturday
April 10, 2023Moving holiday Easter MondayEaster Monday
April 18, 2023 Independence DayIndependence Day
May 1, 2023 Worker’s DayWorker’s Day
May 25, 2023 Africa DayAfrica Day
August 8, 2023Moving holiday Defence Forces DayDefence Forces Day
August 14, 2023Moving holiday Heroes’ DayHeroes’ Day
December 22, 2023 Unity DayUnity Day
December 25, 2023 Christmas DayChristmas Day
December 26, 2023 St. Stephen’s DayBoxing Day

Tourism

What hotel chains are present in Zimbabwe?

There are no Mariott hotels in Zimbabwe.

There are no Hilton hotels in Zimbabwe.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Zimbabwe.

There are no Best Western hotels in Zimbabwe.

There are no Radisson hotels in Zimbabwe.

There are no Accor hotels in Zimbabwe.

What fast food chains are present in Zimbabwe?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Zimbabwe.

The KFC chain does not operate in Zimbabwe.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Zimbabwe.

The Subway chain does not operate in Zimbabwe.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Zimbabwe.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Zimbabwe.

Weather

What is the weather like in Harare?

Today the sun in Harare, rises at 5:45 AM and sets at 6:34 PM. The climate of Harare may be categorized as a , according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayFeb 9ThunderstormLow: 17.3°C (63.14°F)High: 27.2°C (80.96°F)
FridayFeb 10ThunderstormLow: 17.9°C (64.22°F)High: 26.4°C (79.52°F)
SaturdayFeb 11ThunderstormLow: 18.2°C (64.76°F)High: 26.6°C (79.88°F)
SundayFeb 12ThunderstormLow: 18.3°C (64.94°F)High: 25.5°C (77.9°F)
MondayFeb 13ThunderstormLow: 18.7°C (65.66°F)High: 22.9°C (73.22°F)
TuesdayFeb 14ThunderstormLow: 18.8°C (65.84°F)High: 24.4°C (75.92°F)

Weather data for Harare (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Zimbabwe.

Car Rental Avis , Hertz are available, but Sixt is not present in Zimbabwe.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.8, Zimbabwe is placed 31st out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Zimbabwe traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  738.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2008.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 41.20 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Zimbabwe

999 Police
999 Ambulance
999 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban No known rules against smoking, or no information is available.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage is prohibited, but medical use is legal.

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