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'''Rusape''' is a Town located in [[Manicaland Province]]. It is on the [[Harare]] [[Mutare]] highway, 90km North West of [[Mutare]]. The Harare Beira railway also passes through Rusape.   
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'''Rusape''' is a Town located in [[Manicaland Province]]. It is on the [[Harare]] [[Mutare]] highway, 90km North West of [[Mutare]]. The Harare Beira railway also passes through Rusape. It is almost a city.   
  
 
==Location==
 
==Location==
 
Lat/Long: 18°32′12″S 32°07′29″E<br/>
 
Lat/Long: 18°32′12″S 32°07′29″E<br/>
 
Manicaland Province and Makoni District.
 
Manicaland Province and Makoni District.
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Rusape is served by [[Rusape General Hospital]].
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
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The 1969 Rhodesian census puts the population at 4510 Africans, 611 Europeans, 157 Asians, 8 Coloureds, for a total of 5290.<br/>  
 
The 1969 Rhodesian census puts the population at 4510 Africans, 611 Europeans, 157 Asians, 8 Coloureds, for a total of 5290.<br/>  
In 2009, the population was 29,292 people.<br/>
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1982 census gave a population of 8,216.<br/>
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1992 census gave a population of 13,920<br/>
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2004 census gave a population of 29,292 people.<br/>
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2012 census gave a population of 30,316
  
 
==Other information==
 
==Other information==
 
Rusape is a regional centre for an important agricultural region.<br/>
 
Rusape is a regional centre for an important agricultural region.<br/>
[[Diana's Vow Cave]] is nearby.<br/>
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[[Diana's Vow Cave]] is nearby.<br/>
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See [[List of Primary Schools in Zimbabwe and Contact Numbers]]. <br/>
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See [[Kriste Mambo Secondary School]]. <br/>
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[[Category:Places]]
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[[Category:Cities and Towns]]
  
 
==Further Reading==
 
==Further Reading==

Latest revision as of 13:51, 12 July 2021

Rusape
Population
 (2009)
29,292

Rusape is a Town located in Manicaland Province. It is on the Harare Mutare highway, 90km North West of Mutare. The Harare Beira railway also passes through Rusape. It is almost a city.

Location

Lat/Long: 18°32′12″S 32°07′29″E
Manicaland Province and Makoni District.

Rusape is served by Rusape General Hospital.

History

First settled 1894.
Chiefs Makoni and Mangwendi attacked the settlers here during the First Chimurenga, and Chief Makoni was captured and executed.

The 1969 Rhodesian census puts the population at 4510 Africans, 611 Europeans, 157 Asians, 8 Coloureds, for a total of 5290.
1982 census gave a population of 8,216.
1992 census gave a population of 13,920
2004 census gave a population of 29,292 people.
2012 census gave a population of 30,316

Other information

Rusape is a regional centre for an important agricultural region.
Diana's Vow Cave is nearby.
See List of Primary Schools in Zimbabwe and Contact Numbers.
See Kriste Mambo Secondary School.

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. [Mary Akers (ed.), Encyclopaedia Rhodesia] (The College Press, Salisbury, 1973) Retrieved 8 August 2019"
  3. [R. Kent Rasmussen (ed), Historical Dictionary of Zimbabwe/Rhodesia] (The Scarecrow Press, London, 1979) Retrieved 8 August 2019"