Zimbabwe a former British colony became independent in 1980. Zimbabwe got its name from an ancient city of Great Zimbabwe. Harare formerly called Salisbury, the capital is a commercial and industrial center. Seventy per cent of the Zimbabweans live from farming. Minerals mined for export are nickel, asbestos, gold, and coal. The population of this country accounts to 12,900,000. The major languages spoken are Ndebele, Shona and English. The currency of this country is called Zimbabwe dollar. Tourists enjoy action holidays such as rafting and Canoeing on the Zambezi River. The spectacular view of Victoria Falls, the ruins of the city of great Zimbabwe, the Kariba Dam, and the various National Parks are the main tourists' attractions of Zimbabwe.