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About Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa known for its pristine landscape and diverse wildlife. The country has eight main national parks and the magnificent Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River.

Politically Zimbabwe was ruled by authoritarian ruler Robert Mugabe for over 30 years during which the country suffered economically as well as faced widespread human rights. Due to weak economic policies, the country suffered a lot. However after Mugabe was dethroned, the country started to look at new opportunities for economic growth. Currently Zimbabwe is considered as the second-worst economy next to Venezuela.

The country’s economy is based on Agriculture, Mining and Tourism. White Gold, Diamond, Coal, and Bauxite deposits are available in the country, Zimbabwe’s major crops are wheat, maize, and coffee.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionSouthern Africa
Capital CityHarare
Government TypePresidential Republic
Official LanguagesChewa, Chibarwe, English, Kalanga
CurrencyRTGS dollar
Phone Code +263
Important CitiesBulawayo, Chitungwiza, Mutare, Epworth, Gweru, Kwekwe, Kadoma, Masvingo
National DayIndependence Day (18th Apr)
GDP (nominal)USD 32.424 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking140
Primary Industriesmining (coal, gold, platinum, copper, nickel, tin, clay, numerous metallic and non-metallic ores), steel; wood products, cement, chemicals, fertilizer, clothing and footwear, foodstuffs, beverages, cattle, cows
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsMozambique, Botswana, Zambia, South Africa, Namibia
Member ofAfrican Union(AU), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa(COMESA), Group of 15(G15), Organisation of African Unity(OAU), Southern Africa Development Community(SADC), World Trade Organization(WTO), United Nations(UN)
Major ExportsGems & Jewellery, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Silk & Textiles, Fruits and Nuts, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Spices, Ceramic Products, Electrical Products, Wood and Pulp, Books and Papers, Fashion and Apparel, Cereals & Pulses, Edible Oils & Seeds
Major ImportsMachinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Electrical Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Plastics and Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Cereals & Pulses, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Pharmaceutical Products, Chemical Products, Books and Papers, Rubber and Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Aviation Vehicles, Cosmetics and Accessories, Retail & Fmcg Products, Other Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 6.586 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 8.600 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 2.014 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaGlobal System of Trade Preferences (GSTP), Partial Scope Agreement (PSA), Bilateral Trade
Major Exports to IndiaAgriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Household Items & Products, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Railway and Locomotives, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Aviation Vehicles, Marine Vessels, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Cosmetics and Accessories, Music and Instruments, Arms and Ammunitions, Toys and Games, Other Products, Art and Antiques, Live Animals and Animal Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products
Major Imports from IndiaPharmaceutical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Plastics and Products, Cereals & Pulses, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Electrical Products, Chemical Products, Rubber and Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Cosmetics and Accessories, Arms and Ammunitions, Books and Papers, Silk & Textiles, Edible Oils & Seeds, Retail & Fmcg Products
India's Imports ValueUSD 9.18 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 157.33 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 148.15 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for ZimbabweEmbassy of India
H.E. Mr. Vijay Khanduja
Honourable Ambassador
No.12, Natal Road Belgravia, Post Box 4620 Harare, Zimbabwe
ambassador@embindia.org.zw, amb.harare@mea.gov.in

Embassy Details of Zimbabwe in IndiaZimbabwe
Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe
H.E. Mr. Peter Hobwani
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
4, Poorvi Marg, Vasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
+91-11-2614 0430, 2614 0431, 2615 4313, 2615 4314 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Zimbabwe in Mumbai
H.E. Mrs. Chitwan Malhotra
Honorary Consul
Level 7, Gala Impecca Next To Courtyard Marriott Hotel Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai-400059
22 6773 3691