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Harare, Zimbabwe from the Kopje


Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Sunshine City
Motto: Pamberi Nekushandira Vanhu (Forward with Service to the People)
Map of Zimbabwe showing the location of Harare.
Coordinates: 17°51′50″S 31°1′47″E / 17.86389°S 31.02972°E / -17.86389; 31.02972Coordinates: 17°51′50″S 31°1′47″E / 17.86389°S 31.02972°E / -17.86389; 31.02972
Country Zimbabwe
Province Harare
Founded as Fort Salisbury 1890
Incorporated (city) 1935
Renamed to Harare 1982
 • Mayor Muchadeyi Masunda
Elevation[1] 1,490 m (4,890 ft)
Population (2006)
 • City 1,600,000
 • Urban 2,800,111
Time zone CAT (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+1)
Twin cities
 • Nottingham United Kingdom
 • Munich Germany
 • Cincinnati United States
 • Prato Italy
 • Lago Italy

Dialling code 4 (or 04 from within Zimbabwe)

Harare is the capital of Zimbabwe. It is home to over 1.6 million people. It started as Salisbury in 1890, and was known by that name until April 18, 1982.

References[change | change source]

  1. Google Earth