Nyanga

From Pindula
Nyanga
Population
 (2009)
4,852

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 Mt Inyangani, 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 Troutbek Nyanga, 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

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.

Other information

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


Further Reading

[1] [2] [3]



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References

  1. [Katherine Sayce (Ed), Tabex, Encyclopedia Zimbabwe], Tabex, Encyclopedia Zimbabwe, (Quest Publishing, Harare, 1987), Retrieved: 25 July 2019
  2. [R. Kent Rasmussen (ed), Historical Dictionary of Zimbabwe/Rhodesia] (The Scarecrow Press, London, 1979) Retrieved 8 August 2019"
  3. [Mary Akers (ed.), Encyclopaedia Rhodesia] (The College Press, Salisbury, 1973) Retrieved 8 August 2019"