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Zimbabwe covers over 390,000 square kilometers (about the size of Montana), and is bordered by South Africa on the south, Mozambique on the east, Botswana on the west, and Zambia on the north. Its environment varies from semi-arid regions to moist mountainous areas. It is home to most of the large African mammals, many of which are located in its 11 national parks. Victoria Falls, located along the Zambezi River and the border with Zambia, is one of these parks; during the rainy season, it contains one of the world's largest waterfalls.

Zimbabwe is home to over 12 million people and the population is made up primarily of two ethnic groups—Shona (about 82 percent) and the Ndebele (about 14 percent)—in addition to a small white minority. ...

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