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    Zimbabwe Geography - 1991

      Total area: 390,580 km2
      land area: 386,670 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Montana

      Land boundaries: 3,066 km total; Botswana 813 km, Mozambique 1,231 km, South Africa 225 km, Zambia 797 km

      Coastline: none--landlocked

      Maritime claims: none--landlocked

      Disputes: quadripoint with Botswana, Namibia, and Zambia is in disagreement

      Climate: tropical; moderated by altitude; rainy season (November to March)

      Terrain: mostly high plateau with higher central plateau (high veld); mountains in east

      Natural resources: coal, chromium ore, asbestos, gold, nickel, copper, iron ore, vanadium, lithium, tin, platinum group metals

      Land use: arable land 7%; permanent crops NEGL%; meadows and pastures 12%; forest and woodland 62%; other 19%; includes irrigated NEGL%

      Environment: recurring droughts; floods and severe storms are rare; deforestation; soil erosion; air and water pollution

      Note: landlocked

      NOTE: The information regarding Zimbabwe on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Zimbabwe Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Zimbabwe Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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