Largest Cities in Zimbabwe

by | January 20, 2021

Facts about Zimbabwe

Official languages: English, Shona, South Ndebele, North Ndebele
Capital: Harare
Area: 390,580 km²
Population: 11.7 million residents
Population density: 29.83 residents per km²
Currency: ZWL
Internet TLD:. zw
ISO codes: ZW, ZWE, 716
The prefix for Zimbabwe is +263

Flag of Zimbabwe

The flag of Zimbabwe was adopted in 1980 and consists of seven horizontal stripes, the colors of which are axially symmetrical according to the central black stripe. Towards the black stripe, the flag carries a red, yellow and green stripe. A white wedge is placed in the pole part of the flag, which bears the symbol of a bird carved in talc on a red five-pointed star. The colors of the flag were inspired by the flag of the African National Patriotic Front Union, which championed the independence of the former Rhodesia from Great Britain. The star commemorates the beginnings of socialism in the country and the symbolism of the colors is as follows: black represents the African population, red the blood shed during the struggle for independence, yellow the mineral wealth and green the fertility of the local landscape. White color traditionally symbolizes peace.

 

Flag of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe [zɪmˈbapvə] (English: Zimbabwe [zɪmˈbɑːbwɪ]; translated: “stone houses” in the Shona language), the former Rhodesia or Southern Rhodesia, is a republic in southern Africa.

The once rich Zimbabwe is one of the poorest countries in the world thanks to years of mismanagement. Due to the dictatorial political environment, the conditions for the once prosperous economy have worsened substantially. Almost all sectors of the manufacturing industry suffered massive sales losses. In addition, the war with the Democratic Republic of the Congo has deprived the economy of hundreds of millions of dollars of foreign currency. Unemployment is estimated at around 80%.

Biggest Cities of Zimbabwe by Population

The largest cities in Zimbabwe are Harare and Bulawayo. Harare is the capital of Zimbabwe and has a population of around 2 million people. It is the country’s political, economic, and cultural center, with many modern amenities such as shopping malls, universities, hospitals, and hotels. The city also has several interesting sites such as the National Gallery which contains a collection of African art from different eras. There are also several markets where visitors can purchase local produce such as fruits or vegetables as well as imported items from other countries such as China or India. There are also several restaurants serving traditional Zimbabwean dishes such as sadza or mazondo along with international cuisine.

Bulawayo is located in western Zimbabwe and has a population of around 1 million people. It is an important industrial center for manufacturing goods such as textiles and chemicals and it was once home to one of the biggest steel mills in Africa, Ziscosteel. Today, it is still an important commercial hub for shipping goods throughout Zimbabwe. The city also has several markets where visitors can purchase local crafts or jewelry as well as imported items from other countries such as China or India. There are also several restaurants serving traditional Zimbabwean dishes such as sadza or mazondo along with international cuisine. Finally, there are several beaches nearby for visitors to relax at or take part in water sports activities such as fishing or boating.

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Harare, Zimbabwe 1,542,924 -17.8277 31.0534
2 Bulawayo, Zimbabwe 699,496 -20.15 28.5833
3 Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe 340,471 -18.0127 31.0756
4 Mutare, Zimbabwe 184,316 -18.9707 32.6709
5 Gweru, Zimbabwe 146,184 -19.45 29.8167
6 Epworth, Zimbabwe 123,361 -17.89 31.1475
7 Kwekwe, Zimbabwe 99,260 -18.9281 29.8149
8 Kadoma, Zimbabwe 79,285 -18.3333 29.9153
9 Masvingo, Zimbabwe 76,401 -20.0637 30.8277
10 Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe 61,850 -17.3667 30.2
11 Marondera, Zimbabwe 57,193 -18.1853 31.5519
12 Norton, Zimbabwe 52,165 -17.8833 30.7
13 Chegutu, Zimbabwe 47,405 -18.1302 30.1407
14 Bindura, Zimbabwe 37,534 -17.3019 31.3306
15 Zvishavane, Zimbabwe 36,007 -20.3267 30.0665
16 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 35,872 -17.9328 25.8307
17 Hwange, Zimbabwe 33,321 -18.3645 26.4988
18 Redcliff, Zimbabwe 33,308 -19.0333 29.7833
19 Ruwa, Zimbabwe 30,111 -17.8897 31.2447
20 Rusape, Zimbabwe 29,403 -18.5278 32.1284
21 Chiredzi, Zimbabwe 28,316 -21.05 31.6667
22 Beitbridge, Zimbabwe 26,570 -22.2167 30
23 Kariba, Zimbabwe 25,642 -16.5167 28.8
24 Karoi, Zimbabwe 25,141 -16.8099 29.6925
25 Gokwe, Zimbabwe 19,053 -18.2048 28.9349
26 Chipinge, Zimbabwe 18,971 -20.1883 32.6236
27 Shurugwi, Zimbabwe 17,186 -19.6702 30.0059
28 Gwanda, Zimbabwe 14,561 -20.9362 29.007
29 Mashava, Zimbabwe 13,105 -20.0366 30.4823
30 Chivhu, Zimbabwe 10,480 -19.0211 30.8922
31 Shamva, Zimbabwe 10,428 -17.3116 31.5756
32 Mazowe, Zimbabwe 10,077 -17.504 30.9739
33 Glendale, Zimbabwe 9,879 -17.3551 31.0672
34 Banket, Zimbabwe 9,752 -17.3833 30.4
35 Mutoko, Zimbabwe 9,643 -17.397 32.2268
36 Murehwa, Zimbabwe 8,670 -17.6432 31.784
37 Inyati, Zimbabwe 8,513 -19.6756 28.8469
38 Mvurwi, Zimbabwe 8,081 -17.0333 30.85
39 Penhalonga, Zimbabwe 7,792 -18.8911 32.6978
40 Mhangura, Zimbabwe 6,614 -16.8939 30.1683
41 Chakari, Zimbabwe 6,583 -18.0629 29.8925
42 Mount Darwin, Zimbabwe 6,460 -16.7725 31.5838
43 Lupane, Zimbabwe 1,311 -18.9315 27.807

Zimbabwe: Harare

The capital of Zimbabwe is called Harare. It used to be called Salisbury, after a British politician named Salisbury, until the country became independent. The Zimbabweans renamed the city and named it Harare, after an important chief of the country.

It is located in the northeast of Zimbabwe. About 1.5 million people live there. Since there are also many townships here, in which mainly the poorest population congregates, the exact dates are not known and so the actual number of inhabitants is probably much higher.

Neighboring countries of Zimbabwe