Population of Cities in Zimbabwe (2022)

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 25 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Zimbabwe is Harare, with a population of people.

Name 2022 Population
Harare1,542,813
Bulawayo699,385
Chitungwiza340,360
Mutare184,205
Gweru146,073
Epworth123,250
Kwekwe99,149
Kadoma79,174
Masvingo76,290
Chinhoyi61,739
Marondera57,082
Norton52,054
Chegutu47,294
Bindura37,423
Zvishavane35,896
Victoria Falls35,761
Hwange33,210
Redcliff33,197
Ruwa30,000
Rusape29,292
Chiredzi28,205
Beitbridge26,459
Kariba25,531
Karoi25,030
Gokwe18,942
Chipinge18,860
Shurugwi17,075
Gwanda14,450
Mashava12,994
Chivhu10,369
Shamva10,317
Mazowe9,966
Glendale9,768
Banket9,641
Mutoko9,532
Murehwa8,559
Inyati8,402
Mvurwi7,970
Penhalonga7,681
Mhangura6,503
Chakari6,472
Mount Darwin6,349
Concession4,983
Nyanga4,852
Mvuma4,331
Binga4,327
Shangani3,835
Macheke3,642
Odzi3,438
Centenary3,388
Dete2,993
Chimanimani2,752
Insiza2,645
Esigodini2,228
Plumtree2,148
Nyazura2,110
Raffingora1,957
Chirundu1,911
Filabusi1,756
Headlands1,728
Dorowa Mining Lease1,676
Beatrice1,647
Kamativi Mine1,575
Lalapanzi1,390
Lupane1,200

Population of All Cities in Zimbabwe

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