Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 16 interesting facts about Harare!
- Harare is the capital city of Zimbabwe.
- The city was actually known as Salisbury until 1982, when the name was changed to Harare.
- The total land area of Harare is 371 square miles (961 square kilometres)…
- …that’s almost 5 times the size of Liverpool.
- Harare’s population was 1,501,000 in 2015…
- …that’s almost double the population of Liverpool!
- That gives it a population density of around 4,046 residents per square mile, compared to around 11,222 per square mile in Liverpool!
- Harare is located 4,890ft above sea level.
- Residents of Harare are known as Harareans.
- Harareans enjoy a subtropical highland climate with three main seasons (warm & wet, cool & dry and hot & dry) and an average annual temperature of 17.95°C.
- Looking to fly yourself to Harare? You’ll need the coordinates of 17.8639° S, 31.0297° E.
- Make sure you visit Wild is Life if you’re in Harare; it’s an animal sanctuary for injured, orphaned and rescued wildlife which also protects endangered and specially protected species, where you can see lions, giraffes, zebras, elephants, monkeys and much, much more!
- Zimbabwe actually has 16 official languages, but Shona, Sindebele and English are most commonly spoken in Harare.
- Amazingly, Zimbabwe has 8 different currencies in circulation, but the US Dollar is most commonly used in this city.
- Zimbabwe welcomed 1,880,028 tourists into the country in 2014, with many choosing to visit the beautiful city of Harare.
- Whilst it’s possible to choose from many different cuisines in Harare, traditional food is making a comeback, with delicious chicken, beef and fish dishes gracing many menus.