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Zimbabwe Rhodesia

1979
Coat of arms of Zimbabwe Rhodesia
Coat of arms
Motto: Sit Nomine Digna (Latin)
"May it be worthy of the name"
Zimbabwe (orthographic projection).svg
StatusUnrecognised state
CapitalSalisbury
Common languagesEnglish (official)
Shona
Sindebele
Afrikaans
Demonym(s)Rhodesian
GovernmentParliamentary republic
President 
• 1979
Josiah Zion Gumede
Prime Minister 
• 1979
Abel Muzorewa
Historical eraCold War
1 June 1979
11 December 1979
Area
1979390,580 km2 (150,800 sq mi)
Population
• 1979
6,930,000
CurrencyRhodesian dollar
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Rhodesia
Southern Rhodesia
Today part of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Rhodesia (/zɪmˈbɑːbw rˈdʒə/) 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. Section 6 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Rhodesia, 1979: "There shall be a President in and over Zimbabwe Rhodesia who shall be Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of Zimbabwe Rhodesia." Quoted in The Struggle for Independence: Doc. 696-899 (February-September 1979) Archived 20 November 2018 at the Wayback Machine, Inst. für Afrikakunde, 1984, page 921