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'''Norton''' is a Town located in [[Mashonaland West Province]] in [[Zimbabwe]]. It is located about 44.5km west of the Zimbabwean capital, Harare. It is surrounded by farms and forest plantations. It is also home to the Darwin-dale Dam.
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'''Norton''' is a Town located in [[Mashonaland West Province]] in [[Zimbabwe]]. It is located about 44.5km west of the Zimbabwean capital, Harare. It is surrounded by farms and forest plantations. It is also home to the Darwindale Dam.
  
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==Location==
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Lat/Long: 17°53′ S 30°42′ E
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Norton has a number of suburbs, including high density Katanga, Calfa, Maridale and Johannesburg, as well as Knowe, Twin-lakes and Nharira low density suburbs.<br/>
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Local schools, include Chiedza, Norton 1 and 2 and Dudley Hall and Twin-lakes primary schools. And St. Eric's Primary and Secondary Schools, Vimbai Primary and Secondary Schools.<br/>
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Katanga and Calfa are the major shopping centers.
  
==Population==
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==History==
It is home to about 52,054 people and the population comprises of both sexes of different nationalities although the majority are local Zimbabweans.  
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1914:, first settlement, began when railway siding built.
  
==General==
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1982 census, population of 12,360.<br/>
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1992 census, population of 20,405.<br/>
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2002 census, population of 44,054.<br/>
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2012 census, population of 67,591.<br/>
  
Norton comprises a number of suburbs that include high density Katanga, Calfa, Mari-dale and Johannesburg suburbs as well as Knowe, Twin-lakes and Nharira which are low density suburbs. There are a number of schools, both government and private ones. These include St. Eric's Secondary and Primary School, and Vimbai Secondary and Primary School. Chiedza, Norton 1 and 2 and Dudley Hall and Twin-lakes are primary schools. These are scattered across Norton albeit most are in close proximity to Katanga and Calfa Shopping centers due to these areas being first to be populated.
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Current MP (2018 - present) - Temba Mliswa
  
The Darwin-dale Dam and Lake Chivero supply Norton with a large number of fish(may be dwindling ?) that are sold to outlying areas.   
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==Other information==
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Norton developed into an industrial centre due to its proximity to water and power supplies. A main connection point from Lake Kariba to the national grid is nearby. The construction of the nearby Lake Chivero dam, and then Darwendale Dam, provided a further boost to development
  
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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="Wikipedia"> [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norton,_Zimbabwe Norton, Zimbabwe], ''Wikipedia, Retrieved: 22 October 2019''</ref>
  
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Revision as of 10:43, 22 October 2019

Norton
Population
 (2009)
52,054




Norton is a Town located in Mashonaland West Province in Zimbabwe. It is located about 44.5km west of the Zimbabwean capital, Harare. It is surrounded by farms and forest plantations. It is also home to the Darwindale Dam.

Location

Lat/Long: 17°53′ S 30°42′ E Norton has a number of suburbs, including high density Katanga, Calfa, Maridale and Johannesburg, as well as Knowe, Twin-lakes and Nharira low density suburbs.
Local schools, include Chiedza, Norton 1 and 2 and Dudley Hall and Twin-lakes primary schools. And St. Eric's Primary and Secondary Schools, Vimbai Primary and Secondary Schools.
Katanga and Calfa are the major shopping centers.

History

1914:, first settlement, began when railway siding built.

1982 census, population of 12,360.
1992 census, population of 20,405.
2002 census, population of 44,054.
2012 census, population of 67,591.

Current MP (2018 - present) - Temba Mliswa

Other information

Norton developed into an industrial centre due to its proximity to water and power supplies. A main connection point from Lake Kariba to the national grid is nearby. The construction of the nearby Lake Chivero dam, and then Darwendale Dam, provided a further boost to development

Further Reading

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[2]

  1. [Katherine Sayce (Ed), Tabex, Encyclopedia Zimbabwe], Tabex, Encyclopedia Zimbabwe, (Quest Publishing, Harare, 1987), Retrieved: 25 July 2019
  2. Norton, Zimbabwe, Wikipedia, Retrieved: 22 October 2019