Chiredzi

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This article is about the town. For district, see Chiredzi (District).
Chiredzi
north
Town
Coat of arms of Chiredzi
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Chilas
Chiredzi is located in Zimbabwe
Chiredzi
Chiredzi
Coordinates: 21°02′20″S 31°40′40″E / 21.03889°S 31.67778°E / -21.03889; 31.67778Coordinates: 21°02′20″S 31°40′40″E / 21.03889°S 31.67778°E / -21.03889; 31.67778
Country  Zimbabwe
Province Masvingo
District Chiredzi
Established late 19th century
Elevation 438 m (1,437 ft)
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 26,129
 • Estimate (2010) 30,430
  estimated
Time zone CAT (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+2)
Area code(s) 031
Climate BSh
Website www.chiredzi.co.zw

Chiredzi is a small town in Masvingo province in south-east Zimbabwe.

Background[edit]

Chiredzi is a town in the Masvingo Province of Zimbabwe, near the Runde River. It is the administrative center for Chiredzi District and it is where both the rural and district councils are based.

It is served by a small international airport at Buffalo Range called Buffalo Range Airport (BFO).[2] The non-profit organization the Elias Fund has its Zimbabwean base of operations in Chiredzi. The Mashoko/Hippo Valley Christian Mission also had headquarters in Chiredzi, from which it oversees two orphanages and a number of schools and churches throughout the province.

It is the home of the Gona Rezhoe National Park with Malilangwe. The two have been visited by celebrities ant support tourism. They enclose the beautiful wildlife consisting of carnivores,herbivores and omnivorous animals.

It is also where the Hippo Valley Estates is located with its A school and private school Hippo Valley Primary school. South Eastern College is also located in Chiredzi and serves as the only A rated private High school in the area. It received a lot of awards due to the high pass rates- www.secnet.co.zw is the website.

Population[edit]

The census of 2002 recorded the population of the town at 26,129. Hippo Valley Hospital, found in the district, is one of a numbers of center for HIV/AIDS treatment in the province.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zimbabwe - Largest Cities (per geographical entity)". World Gazetteer. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Airport Information - Buffalo Range Airport, Chiredzi, Zimbabwe". P.L.M. van Smeden. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  3. ^ AIDS treatment centers [1](accessed 18 February 2008)