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A LANDLOCKED COUNTRY located in southern Africa, Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) has a land area of 150,871 sq. mi. (390,757 sq. km.), with a population of 13,349,000 (2006 est.) and a population density of 85 people per sq. mi. (33 people per sq. km.). Its economy has been heavily reliant on agriculture, with 7 percent of the country being arable, 13 percent being used as meadows or pasture, and 62 percent being forested.

In Zimbabwe, some 53.3 percent of electricity generation comes from fossil fuels, with 46.7 percent from hydropower. This extensive use of hydropower, much of it from the Kariba Dam, as well as the declining economy in the country, has led to Zimbabwe having a low rate of per capita carbon dioxide emissions—1.6 metric tons ...

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