Mupandawana

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Mpandawana
Mpandawana
Mpandawana is located in Zimbabwe
Mpandawana
Mpandawana
Location of Mpandawana
Coordinates: 19°38′12″S 031°10′06″E / 19.63667°S 31.16833°E / -19.63667; 31.16833Coordinates: 19°38′12″S 031°10′06″E / 19.63667°S 31.16833°E / -19.63667; 31.16833
Country Zimbabwe
Region Midlands
Province Masvingo
District Gutu
Elevation 1,398 m (4,587 ft)
Population
 • Total 30,000
Time zone CAT (UTC+2)

Mpandawana[1] is a town and the largest service centre in Gutu, Zimbabwe. In the early years of independent Zimbabwe's economic planning, Mpandawana was designated as a "growth point".[2] By 2012 the settlement had a population of over 30,000, and was recently granted town status.[3]

Infrastructure[edit]

The centre has a post office,[4] shops[2] banking services, schools and a hospital.[5] But there is no resident medical doctor.[5] There are paved streets,[2] including the main east-west road through the settlement.[6] Mpandawana has electricity.[5] Water for the town is supplied from Mushaviri dam. Mpandawana has several residential suburbs, namely: Old Location, Tompsky, Hwiru (United Nations), Gonvill, Western suburbs and the newest development, Chomfuli low density suburb.

Education[edit]

Gutu United Primary School

Hwiru Primary School

Mpandawana High School

Gutu Vocational Training Centre

shain primary school

Administration Offices and Businesses[edit]

Mupandawana Town Council

Magistrates Court

Ministry of Education offices

Agritex

Blue Ribbon Bakery

ZESA

N. Richards and Company

Tel One

Gutu Post Office

Mpandawana Post Office

Spar Supermarket

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mpandawana Business Centre (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ a b c Saunyama, Jairos (17 March 2014). "Mpandawana, Jerera growth points still vibrant". The Zimbabwe Mail. Harare, Zimbabwe. Archived from the original on 4 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "lates tmpandawana-granted-town-status". The Herald. Harare, Zimbabwe. 28 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "ZimPost: Find a Post Office: Midlands Offices". Zimbabwe Posts. Archived from the original on 4 April 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "Gutu Central Constituency" (PDF). Parliament of Zimbabwe, Research Department. 2011. Archived (PDF) from the original on 12 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Satellite imagery. "Mpandawana". Bing maps.