Origin of Name from the Kingdom of Zimbabwe. Area
150,872 sq mi. Population 14,229,541. Capital
Harare. Independence from the United Kingdom Achieved
April 18, 1990.
On April 24, 1979, the first free elections open to both
black and whites were held in Rhodesia. The election
resulted in the country being renamed Zimbabwe Rhodesia
and its first black government, headed by Bishop Abel T.
Muzorewa as Prime Minister.