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Harare is the capital and also the largest city in Zimbabwe. The city itself has a population of roughly 1.6 million people while the metropolitan area has 2.8 million inhabitants. Harare was foundend in 1890 by Cecil Rhodes and his companions, but was named Salisbury at first and only became known as Harare since 1982.
The city is located in the central northeastern part of the country at an elevation of almost 1,500 metres above sea level and functions as the administrative and commercial centre of the country. The city is not very popular amongst travellers, not only because of a lack of notable attractions, but also because of ongoing uncertainty about the future of the city and country.
Harare is located at higher altitude. Here, summers are close to 30 °C during the day, around 15 °C or 16 °C at night. Winters (June - September) are above 20 °C during the day, dropping to a rather chilly 7 °C at night. Most rain falls between December and February, close to 200 mm a month in some places. June to September is almost completely dry.
|Avg Max||26.2 °C||26 °C||26.2 °C||25.6 °C||23.8 °C||21.8 °C||21.6 °C||24.1 °C||28.4 °C||28.8 °C||27.6 °C||26.3 °C|
|Avg Min||15.8 °C||15.7 °C||14.5 °C||12.5 °C||9.3 °C||6.8 °C||6.5 °C||8.5 °C||11.7 °C||14.5 °C||15.5 °C||15.8 °C|
|Rainfall||190.8 mm||176.3 mm||99.1 mm||37.2 mm||7.4 mm||1.8 mm||2.3 mm||2.9 mm||6.5 mm||40.4 mm||93.2 mm||182.7 mm|
Harare International Airport (HRE) receives all international flights, among which are those withAir Zimbabwe, the national airline of the country. International flights include those to and from Beijing, Blantyre, Dar es Salaam, Dubai, Guangzhou, Johannesburg, Lilongwe, London, Lubumbashi, Lusaka, Nairobi and Singapore. Several other airlines from neighbouring countries fly to and from Harare.
Harare is connected by daily overnight trains with Mutare and Bulawayo.
|Simba Harare||Westgate 522||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Flame Tree Lodge||Highlands, Harare||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Jacana Gardens Guest Lodge||14 Jacana Drive Borrowdale||GUESTHOUSE||-|
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