Midlands Province

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Midlands, Province of Zimbabwe
Midlands, Province of Zimbabwe
 • Minister of State for MidlandsOwen Ncube[1]
 • Total49,166 km2 (18,983 sq mi)
(2012 census)
 • Total1,614,941
 • Density33/km2 (85/sq mi)
HDI (2017)0.534[2]
low · 3rd

Midlands is a province of Zimbabwe. It has an area of 49,166 square kilometres (18,983 sq mi) and a population of 1,614,941 (2012). Gweru is the capital of the province. It is home to various peoples. As a central point in Zimbabwe it has a blend of Shona, Ndebele, Tswana, Suthu, Chewa among various other languages spoken in Zimbabwe.

It has the third largest city in Zimbabwe and that is Gweru, followed by Kwekwe, which is considerably the town with the richest industries in both mining and manufacturing with gold mines all-over and the Sable Chemicals Trust also maintaining a presence.

Districts of Midlands
Fossil Stromatolites, around 2650 million years old. Mberengwa, Midlands.



Midlands Provinces is divided into 8 districts:

Local Government[edit]

The Provincial Administrator oversees all the 8 districts in the province, each district having its own district administrator. District Administrators work with local authorities in their respective districts. Local authories have their own Chairmen (mayors for municipalities). These urban councils were established in accordance with the Zimbabwe Urban Councils Act, Chapter 29.15[3] while rural district councils were created in terms of the Zimbabwe Rural District Councils Act, Chapter 29.13[4]

Of the 8 districts Gokwe South, Gweru, Kwekwe, Shurugwi and Zvishavane have two local government administrative authorities; the Urban District Council (town council or municipality) and the Rural District Council. Chirumhanzu, Gokwe North and Mberengwa districts have no urban councils.

Rural councils[edit]

The 8 rural district councils in all 8 subdivisions;

Urban councils[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mnangagwa Appoints Coup Plotters to Key Ministries in Recycled Mugabe Cabinet". Voice of America. 1 December 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ Ministries of Local Government International |Chapter 29:15 Urban Councils Act|Zimbabwe Urban_Councils Act mlgi.org.za|Retrieved 1 March 2016
  4. ^ Ministries of Local Government International Rural District Councils Act. MLGI|Resources|Retrieved 1 March 2016

Coordinates: 19°00′S 30°00′E / 19.000°S 30.000°E / -19.000; 30.000