Kadoma is a City located in Chegutu District, Mashonaland West Province. It was formerly Gatooma. It is on the main Harare to Bulawayo highway, and railway line. The name may be derived from an Ndebele word kaduma, meaning "does not thunder or make noise", the name given to a nearby hill.
140 km south west of Harare, on the main Harare - Bulawayo Road.
Altitude - 1 160m
18° 21′ S, 29° 55′ E.
It is said to be named after the hill Kaduma, near Golden Valley. It is Sindebele meaning it, which does not thunder nor make noise. Likely the hill was venerated as an early shrine, but was silent, no spirits spoke from it's depths.  Kadoma, in 1901, was a railway station. After witnessing some growth between 1901 and 1907 a Village Management Board was established. In 1912, Kadoma was the third largest town in the country and in 1917 it was awarded municipal status. The town has grown ever since then to be one of the major urban centres in the country. On the 17th of March 2000, Kadoma was awarded the status of a city. 
A historic building is the Standard Bank Building, nthe corner of Baker and Newton Streets. It was erected in 1911 for a cost of £2969 12s 8d. It opened in 1912.
The city is endowed with natural resources such as fertile land and gold. The presence of alluvial gold has also seen an influx of gold panners who descend on the city to try their luck. In 1925 a cotton ginnery and research station were established. Other area minerals include magnesite, copper and nickel. 
1969 - 18 740 Africans, 1879 Europeans, 143 Asians, 178 coloureds, 20 940 total. 
1987 - 44 613.
2009 was about 79 174 people.
- Charles Ndhlovu of Zanu PF - 20 746 votes.
- Elijah Mketwa Moyo of PF-ZAPU - 675 votes.
- Kashamadzo Maxwell Machingambi of UANC - 305 votes.
- Tichataura James Mudzimba of ZANU - 82 votes.
Turnout - 33 498 voters or 95.18 %
Kadoma West returned:
Turnout - 31 663 voters or 73.16 %
- Kadoma Declaration,
- Kadoma Hotel and Conference Centre,
- Odyssey Lodge,
- West View Lodge, Kadoma.
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