Lat/Long: 18°32′12″S 32°07′29″E
Manicaland Province and Makoni District.
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.
In 2009, the population was 29,292 people.
Rusape is a regional centre for an important agricultural region.
Diana's Vow Cave is nearby.
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- [Mary Akers (ed.), Encyclopaedia Rhodesia] (The College Press, Salisbury, 1973) Retrieved 8 August 2019"
- [R. Kent Rasmussen (ed), Historical Dictionary of Zimbabwe/Rhodesia] (The Scarecrow Press, London, 1979) Retrieved 8 August 2019"