The province is bordered by Mashonaland East Province to the north, the Republic of Mozambique to the east, Masvingo Province to the south and southwest and Midlands Province to the west. The provincial capital, Mutare (pop:184,205), lies approximately 265 kilometres (165 mi), by road, southeast of Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe and the largest city in that country.
The name derives from the fact that the area has been occupied in recent history by the Manyika people. The Manyika are a Shona sub-tribal grouping with their own language variant, the Manyika language.
Manicaland districts 
The province is subdivided into seven rural districts and three town/councils, Buhera, Chimanimani, Chipinge, Makoni, Mutare District in the center, Mutasa and Nyanga in the northeast of the province.Town councils/city councils includes Mutare City council,Chipinge town council and Makoni town council
The people 
The people of Manicaland speaks Shona, but different districts have own sub-dialects. For example Mutasa District uses the Manyika sub-dialect. In Makoni District, the people use the Maungwe dialect, Chipinge, the Ndau and Mutare, the Bocha[disambiguation needed] and Jindwi dialects. The majority of people practise their own traditional way of worshiping, but also practice Christianity with the majority falling under the Methodist Church, Seventh Day Adventist Church, the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church. Some fall under the Apostolic Churches. A higher proportion of the Apostolic followers in Mutare and Buhera district and polygamy is quite prevalent among church members.
Schools in Manicaland 
In general, in Manicaland, there is a school within a 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) radius. There are numerous primary and secondary schools scattered across the province. The distribution of schools by district is shown in the table below.
Places of Interest 
See also 
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- Energy Sector Background for Manicaland Province
- Manicaland Publicity Association
- The Catholic Church In Manicaland 1896-1996