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Full nameHarare
Official nameHarare
Native name(Salisbury)
Settlement typeCity
MottoPamberi Nekushandira Vanhu (Forward with Service to the People)
Founded as Fort Salisbury1890
Incorporated (city)1935
Renamed to Harare1982
MayorMuchadeyi Masunda
Total Area370.8 sq mi (960.6 km2)
Elevation4888.5 ft (1490 m)
Total Population1600000 (2006)
Density (pop.)2540/km2 (6578.6/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)2800111
Other information
Time zoneCAT (UTC+2)
Area code4

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Harare (c-eniconhəˈrɑreɪ;

before 1982 known as Salisbury) is the largest city and capital of Zimbabwe. It has an estimated population of 1,600,000, with 2,800,000 in its metropolitan area (2006). Administratively, Harare is an independent city equivalent to a province. It is Zimbabwe's largest city and its administrative, commercial, and communications centre. The city is a trade centre for tobacco, maize, cotton, and citrus fruits. Manufactures include textiles, steel, and chemicals, and gold is mined in the area. Harare is situated at an elevation of 1483 metres (4865 feet) and its climate falls into the warm temperate category.

Harare is the site of the University of Zimbabwe, the largest institution of higher learning in Zimbabwe, which is situated in the suburb of Mount Pleasant, about 5 km north of the city centre. Numerous suburbs surround the city, retaining the names colonial administrators gave them during the 19th century, such as Warren Park, Borrowdale, Mount Pleasant, Marlborough, Tynwald and Avondale.

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