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facilities.There are several chiefs in the area including the popular Sikobokobo.Shangani which is one of the biggest rivers in Zimbabwe covers the area people from Mdengelele and Malinga use it very much for their livestock to drink and water for consumption. It has one major popular boarding school Hlangabeza which is located near the district offices.The former MP of the area was one of the most ever produced politicians in Matabaleland Welshman Mabhena .There are also a number of NGOs who operates


; * Polokwane, South Africa; * Katima Mulilo, Namibia. Culture and recreation Sports Bulawayo is home to the Queens Sports Club and Bulawayo Athletic Club, two of the three grounds in Zimbabwe where test match (Test cricket) cricket has been played. It is also home to Hartsfield Rugby grounds where many international Test matches have been played. Hartsfield was developed by Reg Hart, after whom the grounds were named, and on which

of the matches of 2003 Cricket World Cup which was hosted jointly by Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Several of the matches were also held in Bulawayo. # Walvis Bay Corridor: Road via Livingstone Sesheke Katima Mulilo to Walvis Bay Port, Namibia. # Beira Corridor: Road to Harare or rail to Bulawayo, then rail via Mutare to Beira, Mozambique. # Nacala Corridor: road to Lilongwe then rail to Nacala, Mozambique. Baden-Powell returned to Africa in 1896, and served


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a cargo-only line starting 1 April 2009. In 1995, Harare hosted most of the 6th All-Africa Games, sharing the event with other Zimbabwean cities such as Bulawayo and Chitungwiza. It has hosted some

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but dry. This area has important gold deposits. Industries include gold and other mineral mines, and engineering. There has been a decline in the industries in this region as water is in short supply. Promises by the government to draw water for the region through the Matabeleland Zambezi Water Project have not been carried out. The region is allegedly marginalised by the government. Modern day '''Matabeleland''' is a region in Zimbabwe divided into three provinces: Matabeleland North

to be identified separately. The Zimbabwean statistics office asserts the Population as at (1992) 1,855,300. Area: 181,605 km². The languages spoken are Kalanga, Sotho, Tonga, Venda, Ndebele (Sindebele language) and other dialects of the aforementioned. The major city is Bulawayo, other notable towns are Plumtree (Plumtree, Zimbabwe) and Hwange. The land is particularly fertile but dry. This area has important gold deposits. Industries include gold

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, clothing boutiques, event management and coordination offices, restaurants Eat * Wikipedia:Bulawayo Dmoz:Regional Africa Zimbabwe Localities Matabeland North Bulawayo Commons:Category:Bulawayo

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a home to orphaned, abandoned and sick wild animals, great to visit with kids * *

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Zimbabwe. His father worked as a public prosecutor in what was then a British colony. He was educated at the Christian Brothers College (Christian Brothers College, Bulawayo) before moving to Scotland to study law at the University of Edinburgh, where he received his Ph.D

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Park , Zimbabwe. Reverend Charles Helm traveled to the Hope Fountain Mission in Southern Rhodesia in the 1870s, taking two ridged dogs with him. It was there that Cornelius van Rooyen, a big–game hunter, saw them and decided to breed his own dogs with them to incorporate their guarding abilities. The offspring were dogs with red coats and ridges,. They became the foundation stock of a kennel which developed dogs over the next thirty five years

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Price , former world number one golfer, World Golf Hall of Fame member * Ramadu, musician * Surendran Reddy, musician, composer and performer * Rozalla, dance music performer * Ron Sandler, CEO Lloyd's of London; Chairman of Northern Rock bank * Allan Savory, biologist * Shingai Shoniwa, rock musician * Robert Sibson, City Engineer and composer and musician instrumental in founding both the Bulawayo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Zimbabwe Academy of Music

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of the Bulawayo Philharmonic Orchestra and director of the Zimbabwe Academy of Music * Kubi Indi, development activist and businesswoman * Tendayi Jembere, actor * Graham Johnson (Graham Johnson (musician))Pianist, recognised as one of the world's leading vocal accompanists; also world authority on the song repertoire * Doris Lessing, novelist, Nobel Prize in Literature * Cont Mhlanga, playwright and founder of Amakhosi Theater * August Musarurwa, composer of the tune


'''Bulawayo''' is the second largest city in Zimbabwe after the capital Harare, with, as of the 2012 census, a population of 653,337. Zimbabwe at GeoHive It is located in Matabeleland, 439 km (273 mi) southwest of Harare, and is now treated as a separate provincial area from Matabeleland. The capital of Matabeleland North is now Lupane (Lupane, Zimbabwe), as Bulawayo is a stand-alone province.

Colloquially Bulawayo is also known by various names, these being the 'City of Kings', 'Skies', 'Bluez', 'Bulliesberg' or 'KoNtuthu ziyathunqa' – a isiNdebele (Northern Ndebele language) phrase for "''a place that continually exudes smoke''". This name arose from the city's historically large industrial base. The majority of the Bulawayo's population belongs to the Ndebele (Ndebele people (Zimbabwe)) ethnic and language group.

For a long time in Zimbabwe's history Bulawayo was regarded as the industrial centre of Zimbabwe and the city served as the hub to the country's rail network with the National Railways of Zimbabwe headquartered there because of its strategic position near Botswana and South Africa. It is the nearest large city to Hwange National Park, Matobo National Park and Victoria Falls.

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