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Location of Harare Province in Zimbabwe
Location of Harare Province in Zimbabwe
Coordinates: 17°49′45″S 31°3′8″E / 17.82917°S 31.05222°E / -17.82917; 31.05222Coordinates: 17°49′45″S 31°3′8″E / 17.82917°S 31.05222°E / -17.82917; 31.05222
CountryZimbabwe
ProvinceHarare
Founded1890
Incorporated (city)1935
Renamed Harare1982
Government
 • MayorHerbert Gomba[1]
Area
 • City and Province960.6 km2 (370.9 sq mi)
Elevation
1,490 m (4,890 ft)
Population
 (2013)
 • City and Province1,606,000
 • Density2,540/km2 (4,330/sq mi)
 • Urban
1,619,000[2]
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)
ClimateCwb
Websitehararecity.co.zw
Dialling code 242 (or 0242 from within Zimbabwe)

Harare is the capital of Zimbabwe. It is home to over 1.6 million people. It was known as Salisbury from its foundation on September 12, 1890 until April 18, 1982.

Harare is Zimbabwe's leading financial, commercial, and communications centre, and a trade centre for tobacco, maize, cotton, and citrus fruits. Manufactured goods include textiles, steel and chemicals, and gold is mined in the area. The city's suburbs include Borrowdale, Mount Pleasant and Avondale. The richest neighbourhoods are to the north. The University of Zimbabwe, the country's oldest university (founded in 1952), is situated in Mount Pleasant, about 6 km (3.7 mi) north of the city centre. Harare is home to the country's main Test cricket ground, Harare Sports Club, and to Dynamos F.C., Zimbabwe's most successful association football team.

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