Harare (pronounced /'hʌ ɹɑ' ɹi/, formerly Salisbury) is the capital city of Zimbabwe. It has an estimated population 1,600,000, with 2,800,000 in its metropolitan area (2006). It is Zimbabwe's largest city and its administrative, commercial, and communications centre. It is a trade centre for tobacco, maize, cotton, and citrus fruits. Manufactures include textiles, steel, and chemicals. Gold is mined in the area. It is at an elevation of 4,865 feet (1,483 metres) and has a temperate climate.
Despite the renaming of the city, some suburbs have retained their European names, such as Warren Park 'D', Borrowdale, Mount Pleasant, Tynwald and Avondale.
Harare is famous for its beautiful jacaranda-lined streets, especially in the "Avenues" suburbs to the immediate north of the city centre.
Harare is the site of the University of Zimbabwe, the largest and most complete institution of higher learning in Zimbabwe.
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