Chimanimani is a town and district in Manicaland Province.
The town was settled by Thomas and Dunbar Moodie, who came from the Orkney Islands. pre-Independence it was called Melsetter, after a settlement on Long Hope Sound, Ile of Hoy, Orkney. 
The town is home to about 2 752 people.
See Biriiri High School.
See Lydia Chimonyo Secondary.
See Mutambara High School.
See Nhedziwa Secondary School.
The Zimbabwe 1985 Parliamentary Election returned to parliament:
- Simon Musutani Sithole Zanu PF - 34 733 votes.
- Maziwanza Nason Tinarwo ZANU - 9 742 votes.
- Oscar Tashora Mandipaza PF-ZAPU - 803 votes.
In the 1990 Parliamentary Election (see A History of Zimbabwean Elections) Chimanimani returned to Parliament:
- Michael Mataure of Zanu PF with 10 687 votes,
- Lucky Maringapasi of ZUM with 1 158 votes,
- Tinarwo Mwazviwanza of ZANU–Ndonga with 545 votes,
- Kingdom Sithole, Independent, with 282 votes.
Turnout - 13 074 voters or 39.49 %
In the 2000 Elections, (see A History of Zimbabwean Elections) Chimanimani returned to Parliament:
- Roy Leslie Bennett of MDC with 11 410 votes,
- Munacho Thomas Mutezo of Zanu PF with 8 072 votes,
- Hardwell Dumisani Kundhlande of ZANU (Ndonga) with 543 votes.
In the 2013 Elections, (see A History of Zimbabwean Elections) Chimanimani East returned to Parliament:
- Samuel Undenge of Zanu PF with 12 514 votes or 72.34 percent,
- Isaac Sithole of MDC–T with 4 785 votes or 27.66 percent,
Total 17 299 votes
In the 2013 Elections, (see A History of Zimbabwean Elections) Chimanimani West returned to Parliament:
- Munacho Mutezo of Zanu PF with 9 997 votes or 56.22 percent,
- Lynette Karenyi of MDC–T with 7 019 votes or 39.47 percent,
- Guide Dube of MDC–N with 598 votes or 3.36 percent,
- 1 others with 167 votes or 0.94 percent.
Total 17 781 votes
Chimanimani Local Government is Chimanimani RDC.
- ↑ [Chief Information Officer, Lore and Legend of Southern Rhodesia Place Names] (Southern Rhodesia Information Service, Salisbury, 1960) Retrieved 8 November 2021"