Centenary, Zimbabwe

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Centenary is a village in Mashonaland Central province in Zimbabwe. On June 21, 2001, Centenary was a pilgrimage for those who wanted to see the total solar eclipse, as it was one of the few areas of Zimbabwe that witnessed it.


Centenary is relatively a young agricultural district of Zimbabwe (Formerly Rhodesia). It was opened up from virgin bush in 1952 primarily for the production of tobacco. The aromatic qualities of this tobacco made it a prominent growing area. Tobacco contributed to the development of roads, schools, clinics and the later building of administrative buildings in Centenary Township.

Coordinates: 16°48′S 31°07′E / 16.800°S 31.117°E / -16.800; 31.117