Harare (pronounced /həˈrɑrɛ/ (deprecatit template) or /həˈrɑri/, afore 1982 kent as Salisbury) is the lairgest ceety an caipital o Zimbabwe. It haes an estimatit population o 1,600,000, wi 2,800,000 in its metropolitan aurie (2006). Admeenistratively, Harare is an independent ceety equivalent tae a province. It is Zimbabwe's admeenistrative, commercial, an communications centre. The ceety is a trade centre for tobacco, maize, cotton, an citrus fruits. Manufactures include textiles, steel, an chemicals, an gowd is mined in the aurie. Harare is situatit at an elevation o 1483 metres (4865 feet) an its climate falls intae the warm temperate category.

Harare

Salisbury (offeecial name till 1982)
Ceety
Skyline o Harare, Caipital o Zimbabwe
Skyline o Harare, Caipital o Zimbabwe
Banner o Harare
Banner
Coat of airms o Harare
Coat airms
Eik-name(s): 
Sunshine Ceety, H Toun
Motto(s): 
  • Pamberi Nekushandira Vanhu
  • (Shona: "Forward wi Service tae the Fowk")
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Coordinates: 17°51′50″S 31°1′47″E / 17.86389°S 31.02972°E / -17.86389; 31.02972Coordinates: 17°51′50″S 31°1′47″E / 17.86389°S 31.02972°E / -17.86389; 31.02972
ProvinceHarare
Foondit as Fort Salisbury1890
Incorporatit (ceety)1935
Renamed tae Harare1982
Govrenment
 • MayorBernard Manyenyeni[1]
Area
 • Ceety960.6 km2 (370.9 sq mi)
Elevation
1490 m (4,890 ft)
Population
 (2009)
 • Ceety1,606,000
 • Density2540/km2 (4330/sq mi)
 • Urban
1,619,000 (Mairch 2,013)[2]
 estimatit
Demonym(s)Hararean
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)
Area code(s)4
ClimateCwb
Websitehararecity.co.zw
Dialling code 4 (or 04 from within Zimbabwe)

Harare is the site o the University o Zimbabwe, the lairgest institution o hichter learnin in Zimbabwe, which is situatit aboot 5 km north o the ceety. Numerous suburbs surroond the ceety, retainin the names colonial administrators gave them durin the 19t century, such as Warren Park, Borrowdale, Munt Pleasant, Marlborough, Tynwald an Avondale.

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  1. "Mayor 2013–2018". City of Harare. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  2. "Demographia World Urban Areas PDF (March 2013)" (PDF). Demographia. Retrieved 24 November 2013.