Facts & Figures

Country: Republic of Zimbabwe

Population: 12.8 million (UN, 2011 estimate)

Capital: Harare

Area: 390,759 sq km (150,873 sq miles)

Main languages: English (official), Shona, Sindebele

Main religions: Christianity, indigenous beliefs

Life expectancy: 54 (WHO, 2011)

Literacy rate: Adult [15+] 92%, Youth [15-24] 99% (UNESCO, 2010)

Urban population (% of total): 39.1% (UN, 2012)

Population under 18 years: 5.8 million (UNICEF, 2011)

Child mortality: 67 children in every 1,000 likely to die before 5 years (WHO, 2011)

Child nutrition: 10.1% of children below 5 years underweight (WHO, 2012)

Number of children (0-17) who have lost one/both parents: 1.3 million  (UNICEF, 2011)