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Zimbabwe

GENERAL INFORMATION- Republic of Zimbabwe

Capital

Harare

Neighboring Countries

 Zimbabwe is a landlocked country located in the southern part of the African continent, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers. It is bordered by South Africa to the south,  Botswana to the southwest, Zambia to the northwest and Mozambique to the east

Climate

The country has a tropical climate with a rainy season usually from November to March. The climate is moderated by the altitude.

Time Difference with India

Zimbabwe follows GMT+2 time .It is 3.5 hours behind India.

Currency of Zimbabwe

Foreign currencies such as the South African Rand, Botswana Pula, Pound Sterling, Euro and the United States Dollar are used in Zimbabwe.

Languages Spoken

Zimbabwe has three official languages: English, Shona and Ndebele.

Education

There are many International Schools in Zimbabwe.

For eg.Harare International School offers an English-medium comprehensive education from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 to students of the international expatriate community in Harare.

Food

The main Zimbabwean diet is a stiff porridge made from white cornmeal called sadza. This is rolled into a ball and dipped into relish. Vegetables commonly eaten are kale, spinach, pumpkin. Tea is popular. 

Indian restaurants in Harare are :

Jaipur Indian Cuisine

New Sitar

Bombay Duck,

Delhi Palace

MAYUR

RANI

Indians in Zimbabwe

There are currently over 10,000 Indians in Zimbabwe, mostly as businessmen and professionals.

Life for Indians in Zimbabwe

There are Indian temples like Iscon and gatherings among Indian community.

Work Culture  in Zimbabwe

Work Timings are normally from 8 am to 5 pm on weekdays and half day on Saturdays.

Medical Care

Medical facilities are basic and limited. Bigger ailments can be treated in expensive hospitals .Most serious illnesses or accidents require medical evacuation to South Africa

Safety & Security

Security precautions are the same as other African countries but expats have found it to be generally safe.

 


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