Surface:390,580 sq km
System of government: parliamentary democracy
Religion: syncretic (part Christian, part indigenous beliefs) 50%25, Christian 25%25, indigenous beliefs 24%25, Muslim and other 1%25
Government: parliamentary democracy
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I am a resident and honestly speaking, it is a beautiful city. Of course it does not live up to the standards of Jo'burg and other major cities, but it has great potential. The people are warm and accommodating, and its a safe place. Not discarding the issue of street kids who may victimize unsuspecting people, but these are rarely a menace during the day. For jazz lovers, be sure to be at Jazz 105 or the Book Cafe on a Friday night, you will stomp your feet like crazy. For nature lovers, there is Lake Chivero, Dunhuramambo, etc to visit. There are also plenty of nice restaurants, especially in the leafy Borrowdale area. Personally I love Sopranos, Meikles and the Pointe. We use the USD, the fate of the local currency is yet to be found out as that much depends on the elections outcome. But...
My family and I are from Australia but lived in the suburb of Epworth for 10 months during 2012. The people there were resoundingly kind, friendly and welcoming. The rich side of town is like another world compared to Epworth. People live like kings and queens in their walled mansions: with multiple servants, BMW's, high fences, security alarms, latest technology and dinner parties. If you want luxury, there is plenty available in Harare but if you want to experience gracious warmth and hospitality, it might be necessary to go further afield. HIFA is brilliant. Combi transport is fine but accidents are not uncommon. Harare National Art Gallery is worth a look.