Makoni District

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Makoni District is a district in Zimbabwe. The name also refers to a parliamentary constituency with coterminous borders.


The district is located in Manicaland Province, in northeastern Zimbabwe. Its main town, Rusape, with an estimated population of 29,300 in 2004,[1] is located approximately 170 kilometres (110 mi), by road, southeast of Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe and the largest city in that country.[2]


Makoni District in primarily a farming district. The chief cash crop is tobacco.[3]


In 2002, the national census estimated the population of Makoni District at 151,596 people.[4] In 2004, the district population was estimated at 272,578.[5] In 2011, the population of the district was estimated at 283,017.[6] The next national population census in Zimbabwe is scheduled from 18 August 2012 through 28 August 2012.[7]

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Coordinates: 18°12′30″S 32°48′00″E / 18.20833°S 32.80000°E / -18.20833; 32.80000