Population of Cities in Zimbabwe (2018)

1
Over 1 Million
5
100,000 to 1 Million
24
10,000 to 100,000
  • Harare
  • Bulawayo
  • Chitungwiza
  • Mutare
  • Gweru
  • Epworth
  • Kwekwe
  • Kadoma
  • Masvingo
  • Chinhoyi
  • Marondera
  • Norton
  • Chegutu
  • Bindura
  • Zvishavane
  • Victoria Falls
  • Hwange
  • Redcliff
  • Rusape
  • Chiredzi
  • Beitbridge
  • Kariba
  • Karoi
  • Gokwe
  • Chipinge
  • Shurugwi
  • Gwanda
  • Mashava
  • Chivhu
  • Shamva
  • Mazowe
  • Glendale
  • Banket
  • Mutoko
  • Murehwa
  • Inyati
  • Mvurwi
  • Penhalonga
  • Mhangura
  • Chakari
  • Mount Darwin
  • Lupane

The southern African country of Zimbabwe is known for its impressive landscapes and diverse wildlife, from the Victoria Falls to the numerous national parks that are home to, among others, rhinos, hippos and giraffes. Zimbabwe's capital city of Harare serves as the country's political, economic and cultural center, and has a population of more than 1.6 million in the city and 2.8 million in the metropolitan area. The city produces textiles, steel and chemicals, and gold mining is also a key industry. Until 1982, the city was named Salisbury; it was renamed Harare on the second anniversary of Zimbabwe's independence from British colonial rule.

Bulawayo is the second-largest city in Zimbabwe, with a population of 653,337 residents (although this number has been disputed by its city council). The city was historically regarded as the industrial center of Zimbabwe and was even nicknamed 'Ntuthu ziyathunqa', a phrase that means 'smoke arising', after the steam and smoke that came from an electricity plant in the city center. The city of Chitungwiza, situated around 30 kilometres south-east of Harare is the third-largest city in Zimbabwe with 365,026 residents. Chitungwiza is a relatively new city, and was established in 1978 from three townships. A further two townships were added in the early 2000s to make up the current city.

Zimbabwe has 1 cities with more than a million people, 5 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 24 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Zimbabwe is Harare, with a population of 1,542,813 people.

Harare

Harare is the capital city of Zimbabwe.

1,542,813

Bulawayo

Bulawayo is a gateway to Matobo National Park, home to the Matobo Hills rock formations and Stone Age cave art.

699,385

Chitungwiza

Chitungwiza is known locally as 'Chi Town'.

340,360

Mutare

Mutare was founded in 1897 as a fort around 8 kilometers from the border with Mozambique.

184,205

Gweru

Before becoming a municipality, Gweru was known as 'The Steep Place' due to the Gweru river's high banks.

146,073

Epworth

Epworth is known for The Balancing Rocks, found in the northern approaches of the town.

123,250

Kwekwe

Until 1983, Kwekwe was known as Que Que.

99,149

Name 2018 Population Location
Harare1,542,813Map
Bulawayo699,385Map
Chitungwiza340,360Map
Mutare184,205Map
Gweru146,073Map
Epworth123,250Map
Kwekwe99,149Map
Kadoma79,174Map
Masvingo76,290Map
Chinhoyi61,739Map
Marondera57,082Map
Norton52,054Map
Chegutu47,294Map
Bindura37,423Map
Zvishavane35,896Map
Victoria Falls35,761Map
Hwange33,210Map
Redcliff33,197Map
Rusape29,292Map
Chiredzi28,205Map
Beitbridge26,459Map
Kariba25,531Map
Karoi25,030Map
Gokwe18,942Map
Chipinge18,860Map
Shurugwi17,075Map
Gwanda14,450Map
Mashava12,994Map
Chivhu10,369Map
Shamva10,317Map
Mazowe9,966Map
Glendale9,768Map
Banket9,641Map
Mutoko9,532Map
Murehwa8,559Map
Inyati8,402Map
Mvurwi7,970Map
Penhalonga7,681Map
Mhangura6,503Map
Chakari6,472Map
Mount Darwin6,349Map
Lupane1,200Map