Following the map of Tunisia, which is located in North Africa, I made a Zimbabwe map, which is located in Africa. Zimbabwe is a landlocked South African country between Mozambique and Botswana, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers.
The territory of Zimbabwe is 3,9076,000 hectares, not small enough to rank 60th in the world. With a population of 14.86 million, it ranks 74th in the world, and its gross domestic product (GDP) is $21.4 billion, ranking 107th in the world.
The GDP per capita, which shows the real situation of the people, is $2,147, which is better than the worst-case African countries, but this figure is 2018, and the projected GDP per capita in 2021 is $500.
Although the economy of all countries is in a difficult situation due to the epidemic, it can be said that the economy is not so good that it is expecting too big a decline. There are many reasons for this situation, but the worst droughts in 1992 and 1995 deteriorated the economy.
And as hyperinflation caused by the government’s wrong economic policy, the value of the dollar plummeted, and the failure of land reform led to food problems.
Although the existing government, Mugabe, is raising expectations that the economic situation will improve after the coup has taken place, it is still not easy to escape the deteriorated economy due to the decline in currency value.
However, compared to other African countries, manufacturing, agriculture, various mineral resources, railways, and power facilities are well-equipped, so there is room for great development as a logistics hub along with South Africa.
If you look at detailed industries, farmland is 50%, and the northeastern part of the farmland and the southwest part of the country is bordered by pastures. As the share of agriculture is only 14-15% of GDP, it can be said that it is less dependent on other agricultural-oriented African countries.
Corn, cotton, sugar, coffee, wheat and soybeans are mainly produced, and tobacco is a major export commodity, ranking third in the world. In the mining industry, gold, chromium ore, and asbestos are mainly produced, and nickel, which is important for electric vehicles, is also produced.
In the background of the development of the manufacturing industry, during World War II, the base was expanded by procuring British military supplies. Electricity is dependent on hydroelectric power even though it has a lot of coal resources and does not have oil, so it is imported.
Despite having various resources and infrastructure facilities, it can be said that the economy is difficult due to drought, failure of economic policies, and corruption.
To this extent, I learned about the country of Zimbabwe and talked about the map. The program I used was an illustrator and I used Photoshop to add color.
As before, not only one map was created, but three types of color maps, basic maps, and outline maps were made so that they can be used for various purposes.
All map files can be downloaded as a compressed file by clicking Google Drive at the bottom for free.
1. Zimbabwe Map
This is the Zimbabwe map created this time. The region consists of eight states and two cities. The names are indicated in Korean and English referring to the administrative divisions of Wikipedia.
The two sibolawayo and Harare are marked with a red circle so they can be found immediately. The neighboring countries of Botswana, Mozambique, and Zambia did not create borders, but only marked with letters so that the location could be determined.
Colors are used to distinguish regions, so it’s good to see them, so you can attach them after printing or attach a Zimbabwe map when writing about the country.
Since the size is A3, you can see it larger when printing, and if you use a graphic program such as Photoshop, it will not break even when enlarged, so you will be able to work comfortably.
2. Basic Zimbabwe Map
The next color is good to look at, but when printed, the text may be difficult to see depending on the quality. So, with the Zimbabwe map removed in color, the text will be visible when posted on a blog or site as shown above.
And you’ll be able to shorten your work because you don’t need to color only a specific area using a graphics program or remove the color when adding information.
3. Contour Zimbabwe Map
Finally, the map of Zimbabwe with all colors and text removed. The basic map introduced above may be sufficient for graphic work, but if you want to create a map with your own information, a map with only outlines will be easier to work with.
So, in order to make it easier to add colors as a map type to add when creating a map, I worked while checking all the breaks of the lines. And since I was working as an illustrator, the lines wouldn’t break even if I zoomed in to some extent.
Since there are many countries in Africa, it will take time to make them all, but since most of the local countries have made them, we will continue to make the last remaining African continents.
In addition to the Zimbabwe map above, we have made maps for various countries, so if you are using a map to provide information, please refer to the map category above and download the map you need.
※ You can download the map by going to [Google Drive] and clicking the download button at the top right.