Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: April 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963893 | Print ISBN: 9781412958783 | Online ISBN: 9781412963893| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Robin S. Corfield
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 ...