Harare: the Capital of Zimbabwe

HARARE

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The Capital of Zimbabwe

The capital, Harare boasts 1,606,000 inhabitants. Harare was first established as a fort named Salisbury in1890. The city was renamed Harare in 1982, two years after the country gained independence. The city’s favourable climate earned it the name ‘Sunshine City’.  Harare is the seat of Government, the industrial hub and commercial centre for Zimbabwe. The dominant ethnic group in Harare is the Shona, followed by the Ndebele and a small population of other ethnic groups.