Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers. It is a former British colony that gained independence in 1980. The country has a diverse landscape, including mountains, forests, and savannas, and is home to a wide range of wildlife, such as lions, elephants, and giraffes. The capital and largest city is Harare. The official language is English, and the majority of the population practices Christianity. The country has a long history, with evidence of human habitation dating back to the Stone Age. Zimbabwe is known for its rich cultural heritage, including traditional music, dance, and art. The country has faced significant political and economic challenges in recent years, including a controversial land reform program and hyperinflation. Despite these challenges, Zimbabwe remains a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from around the world with its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.