Zimbabwe-Rhodesia

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Republic of Zimbabwe-Rhodesia
Unrecognized state
1979
Flag
Flag
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Capital Salisbury
Languages English (official)
Shona and Sindebele widely spoken
Government Republic
President Josiah Gumede
Prime Minister Abel Muzorewa
Historical era Cold War
 •  Established 1 June 1979
 •  Disestablished 12 December 1979
Area
 •  1979 390,580 km2 (150,800 sq mi)
Population
 •  1979 est. 6,930,000 
     Density 18/km2 (46/sq mi)
Currency Rhodesian dollar
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Rhodesia
Southern Rhodesia

Zimbabwe-Rhodesia (officially the Republic of Zimbabwe-Rhodesia) was an unrecognized state in southern Africa. It replaced the Republic of Rhodesia from 1 June 1979 to 12 December 1979. It was replaced by the re-established British colony of Southern Rhodesia for three months before being replaced by the present day Republic of Zimbabwe.