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Harare, Zimbabwe from the Kopje
Harare, Zimbabwe from the Kopje
Flag of Harare
Coat of arms of Harare
Coat of arms
Sunshine City
Pamberi Nekushandira Vanhu (Forward with Service to the People)
Map of Zimbabwe showing the location of Harare.
Map of Zimbabwe showing the location of Harare.
Country Zimbabwe
Province Harare
Founded as Fort Salisbury 1890
Incorporated (city) 1935
Renamed to Harare 1982
1,490 m (4,890 ft)
 • City 1,606,000
 • Urban
Time zone UTC+2 (CAT)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+1 (CEST)
Dialling code 4 (or 04 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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