Learn some interesting information about Zimbabwe while enjoying a range of fun facts and trivia.
. Zimbabwe became independent from the United Kingdom on April 18, 1980. They celebrate their national day on this day to commemorate their independence.
. The ‘mbira’, which is a small hand-held instrument, has been played for more than 1,000 years in Zimbabwe. This instrument is also commonly referred to as a ‘thumb piano.’
. Mwari is the name of the deity of the Shona tribes people in Zimbabwe. They have been believing in this deity for centuries.
. In terms of the land area, Zimbabwe is three times the size of England.
. One of the largest waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls, is located on the Zambezi River. It is wider than a kilometer and has a height of more than one hundred meters.
. The noise of Victoria Falls can be heard from a distance of 40 kilometers.
. Mosi-O-Tunya is the name given to the falls by the local tribe. It translates to ‘The smoke that thunders.’
. The waterfall was named after Queen Victoria by well-known explorer of Africa David Livingstone (1813-1873).
. The waterfall was discovered in 1855.
Source: The fact File