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Zimbabwe Population 2023

Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the population of  Zimbabwe in 2023 is 16,665,409 (1.66 Crore)

Estimated Population of  Zimbabwe in 2023 – 16.6 million

 Zimbabwe2023 Population
Total Population16,665,409
Global Rank74
Land Area 386,847  sq.km (149,362 sq. mi)
Area Rank60
Pop. Density38 people/sq. km
Capital CityHarare

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

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Zimbabwe Demographics
Fertility Rate* 3.63
Infant mortality rate ** 34.1
Median Age  18.7 Years
Life Expectancy 62.16 years
Urban Population 38.4%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Zimbabwe

Christianity is the majority religion in Zimbabwe and its followed by 84.1% of the population.  Among Christians, Protestants churches have the largest adherents followed by the Roman Catholics, African Churches, and other small Christian groups.

Traditional religions are followed by 4.5% of the population. The other major religions include Islam (0.7%), Buddhism (<0.1%), Hinduism (<0.1%), and Judaism (<0.1%). The remaining 10.2% are classified as unaffiliated, which can mean agnostic, atheist, or “nothing in particular.”

Religion percentage in Zimbabwe

Religion/ AffilationsPercentage
Christians84.1%
– Protestant – 69.2%
– Roman Catholic – 8.0%
– Other Christian – 6.9%
Other Religion 
Folk religion4.5%
Islam0.7%
Others 0.5%
No religion/atheist 10.2%

Source: 2017 Census

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Top Cities in Zimbabwe by Population

#CityPopulation
1Harare1,485,231
2Bulawayo653,337
3Chitungwiza356,840
4Mutare186,208
5Epworth167,462
6Gweru154,825
7Kwekwe100,900
8Kadoma91,633
9Masvingo87,886
10Chinhoyi68,273
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