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Zimbabwe is landlocked republic in southern Africa, bordered on the north by Zambia and Mozambique, on the east by Mozambique, on the south by South Africa, and on the southwest and west by Botswana. Formerly the British colony of Southern Rhodesia, the white government of the territory unilaterally declared itself independent in 1965 and adopted a republican form of government in 1970. In 1979, as Zimbabwe Rhodesia, the territory installed a transitional coalition government; the following year a new black majority government was elected and the country became formally independent. The total area of the country is 390,759 sq km (150,873 sq mi). Harare is its capital and largest city.


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Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia  updated

1978 - 1980Renamed

^ Comments : Air Zimbabwe was renamed from Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia after Independence on 02Apr1980. AIR ZIMBABWE was originally formed as RHODESIAN AIR SERVICES and changed to AIR RHODESIA in 1962* to take over the service operated by CAAC and name was changed to AIR ZIMBABWE RHODESIA in 1978. AIR ZIMBABWE was adopted in 1980 after independence & operations started on 02Apr1980. Took over AFFRETAIR in 1983. International airline that is the flag carrier of Zimbabwe. It was 100%-owned by the Government of Zimbabwe

^ Genealogy : Rhodesian Aviation Syndicate >>Rhodesian Aviation Co >RANA >SRAS >Central African Airways +>Air Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia >Air Zimbabwe

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