Harare facts for kids
Harare, Zimbabwe from the Kopje
|Nickname(s): Sunshine City|
|Motto: Pamberi Nekushandira Vanhu (Forward with Service to the People)|
Map of Zimbabwe showing the location of Harare.
|Founded as Fort Salisbury||1890|
|Renamed to Harare||1982|
|Elevation||1,490 m (4,890 ft)|
|Time zone||CAT (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+1)|
|Dialling code 4 (or 04 from within Zimbabwe)|
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.
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