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'''Mazowe`''' is a town located in [[Mashonaland Central Province]] in [[Zimbabwe]].  
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'''Mazowe`''' (formerly Mazoe) is a town located in [[Mashonaland Central Province]]. It is about 38 km north of [[Harare]]. It was known for it's citrus estates.
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==Location==
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Lat/Long: 17° 31′S, 30°58′E <br/>
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Mashonaland Central Province.
  
 
==Population==
 
==Population==
It is home to about 9,966 people and the population comprises of both sexes of different nationalities although the majority are local Zimbabweans.  
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In 2009, the population was about 9,966 people.
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==History==
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Pre-colonial gold working sites were numerous, and the settlement was started in 1890 to serve the new colonial activity. Gold mining has declined (although small scale artisanal works continue) and the area is now more well known for it's agriculture. it is said to be the best agricultural land in Zimbabwe, with the [[Enterprise Valley]] coming second. [[Mazowe Dam]], built 1920, was built to provide irrigation for the citrus estates.
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Maize, cotton and tobacco are also grown in the area.
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Mazoe is linked to many Rhodesian historical events, especially around the 1896 Chimuranga. [[Mbuya Nehanda]] lived in the area. The [[Mazoe Patrol]] went from Harare to Alice Mine at Mazoe to rescue whites there, and returned. 
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==Other information==
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[[Mazowe High School]] serves the area.<br/>
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The popular juice drink [[Mazoe Orange Crush]], which was founded in 1930, is named after the town.<br/>
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Famous people associated with Mazowe are:
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* [[John Bredenkamp]]
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* [[Fortune Chasi]]
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* [[Chenhanho Chimutengwende]]
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* [[Paul Tangi Mhova Mkondo]]
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* [[Auxilia Mnangagwa]]
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* [[Grace Mugabe]]
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* [[Joseph Msika]]
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==Further Reading==
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<ref name="Encyclopedia Zimbabwe"> [Katherine Sayce (Ed), Tabex, Encyclopedia Zimbabwe], Tabex, Encyclopedia Zimbabwe'', (Quest Publishing, Harare, 1987), Retrieved: 25 July 2019'' </ref>
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<ref name= "Historical Dictionary of Zimbabwe/Rhodesia"> [R. Kent Rasmussen (ed),  Historical Dictionary of Zimbabwe/Rhodesia] (The Scarecrow Press, London, 1979) Retrieved 8 August 2019" </ref>
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<ref name= " Encyclopaedia Rhodesia "> [Mary Akers (ed.),  Encyclopaedia Rhodesia] (The College Press, Salisbury, 1973) Retrieved 8 August 2019" </ref>
  
  
==Trivia==
 
*The popular juice drink [[Mazoe Orange Crush]], which was founded in 1930, is named after the town.
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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Revision as of 16:26, 16 November 2019

Mazowe
Population
 (2009)
9,966

Mazowe` (formerly Mazoe) is a town located in Mashonaland Central Province. It is about 38 km north of Harare. It was known for it's citrus estates.


Location

Lat/Long: 17° 31′S, 30°58′E
Mashonaland Central Province.

Population

In 2009, the population was about 9,966 people.

History

Pre-colonial gold working sites were numerous, and the settlement was started in 1890 to serve the new colonial activity. Gold mining has declined (although small scale artisanal works continue) and the area is now more well known for it's agriculture. it is said to be the best agricultural land in Zimbabwe, with the Enterprise Valley coming second. Mazowe Dam, built 1920, was built to provide irrigation for the citrus estates.

Maize, cotton and tobacco are also grown in the area.

Mazoe is linked to many Rhodesian historical events, especially around the 1896 Chimuranga. Mbuya Nehanda lived in the area. The Mazoe Patrol went from Harare to Alice Mine at Mazoe to rescue whites there, and returned.

Other information

Mazowe High School serves the area.
The popular juice drink Mazoe Orange Crush, which was founded in 1930, is named after the town.
Famous people associated with Mazowe are:


Further Reading

[1]

[2]

[3]


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"