The district is located in Mashonaland West Province, in north central Zimbabwe. Its main town, Karoi, is located about 200 kilometres (120 mi), by road, northwest of Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe and the largest city in that country.
Karoi District is a farming district. Tobacco followed by Cotton are the main cash crops and are widely grown in the area. Urban centers in the district include Karoi, the district headquarters Magunje a growth point, Tengwe, a farming town southwest of Karoi and Kazangarare a growth point located 60 kilometers northeast of Karoi and hold one of Zimbabwe's granaries known as Mukwichi.
The current population of Hurungwe District is not publicly known. In 1992, the national census put the district population at 246,902. By 2002's national census, that population had increased to 309,821. The next national population census in Zimbabwe is scheduled from 18 August 2012 through 28 August 2012.
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