Nyanga (formerly Inyanga) is a Town and Tourist destination located in Manica Province also known as the Eastern Highlands. Nyanga town lies just north of Nyanga National Park, where Nyanga Mountain, the highest point in Zimbabwe, is situated. It is about 115km north of Mutare. The area is a tourist area, with many luxury hotels like Troutbeck Inn, and wonders like the Mutarasi Falls, World's View, Pungwe Falls and the Nyanga Mountains and many archaeological sites. It is a major fruit growing area.

Location

lat/long: 18° 12' 36.00"S, 32° 44' 24.00"E
Manica Province.

History

The name may be derived from The Place of the Witchdoctors. [1]

Population/Government

There are considerable archaeological sites (stone age and iron age) in the area, including forts, pit structures, villages and terracing.
The 1969 Rhodesia census gives 630 Africans, 102 Europeans, 1 Asian and 0 Coloureds for a total of 730 people.
In 1982, the census put the total population at 2 973.
In 2000, Nyanga was home to about 4,852 people.

In the Zimbabwe 1985 Parliamentary Election, Nyanga returned to Parliament:

In the 1990 Parliamentary Election (see A History of Zimbabwean Elections) Nyanga returned to Parliament:

Turnout - 19 289 voters or 43.10 %

In the 2000 Elections, (see A History of Zimbabwean Elections) Nyanga returned to Parliament:


Nyanga Local Government is Nyanga RDC.

Other information

Nyanga Mountain has a height of 2595m.
Water flow from the Nyanga massif powers many of Zimbabwe's hydro turbine electricity stations.

See List of Primary Schools in Zimbabwe and Contact Numbers.
See Gambe Sanyatwe Secondary School.
See Hartzell High School.
See Marist Brothers Secondary School.
See Cedar Peak Cottage.

Further Reading

[2] [3] [4]






References

  1. [Chief Information Officer, Lore and Legend of Southern Rhodesia Place Names] (Southern Rhodesia Information Service, Salisbury, 1960) Retrieved 8 November 2021"
  2. [Katherine Sayce (Ed), Tabex, Encyclopedia Zimbabwe], Tabex, Encyclopedia Zimbabwe, (Quest Publishing, Harare, 1987), Retrieved: 25 July 2019
  3. [R. Kent Rasmussen (ed), Historical Dictionary of Zimbabwe/Rhodesia] (The Scarecrow Press, London, 1979) Retrieved 8 August 2019"
  4. [Mary Akers (ed.), Encyclopaedia Rhodesia] (The College Press, Salisbury, 1973) Retrieved 8 August 2019"