Vehicle registration plates of Zimbabwe

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Since 2006 vehicle registration plates of Zimbabwe are composed of three letters and four numbers (e.g. ABC 1234). The dimensions of Zimbabwean number plates are the same as British plates, but now use the FE-Schrift typeface, used for German vehicle registration plates.

They were introduced before independence from Britain, when the country was known as Rhodesia and were not changed by the government following independence in 1980. For private vehicles, characters are in black on a yellow background, although white backgrounds were introduced in 2006. For commercial vehicles, character s are in red on a white background. 2006 number plates sometimes show Zimbabwe national symbols, such as the coat of arms. The plates are made of metal. Military plates are white-on-black, the last two numbers denote the year, so 123 AB 81 would be 1981.

System[edit]

The below are representative examples of Zimbabwean plates, the top plate of each example represents the front plate of the car, whilst the bottom denotes the rear.

1971 to 2006 (Private)

123-456 A
123-456 A

1971 to 2006 (Commercial)

123-456 A
123-456 A

1971 to present (Military), YY denotes the year

123 AB YY
123 AB YY

2006 to present

ABC 1234
ABC 1234


ABC Coat of arms of Zimbabwe.svg1234
ABC Coat of arms of Zimbabwe.svg1234

References[edit]

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