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Brief Overview:

  • The City, now called Harare began as a settlement in 1890;
  • Proclaimed a municipality in 1897 and a City in 1935;
  • Cleveland Dam, constructed upstream supplied the City up to 1923; outgrew the dam capacity;
  • First municipal houses were occupied in 1952 in Mabvuku, Mufakose 1959, Dzivarasekwa and Tafara 1961 and Marimba – high income 1961.

Geographical and Topographical:

  • Coverage Area of Greater Harare - 872km2;
  • Height above sea level - 1 500m;
  • Total Population for Greater Harare - 2.1million;

Source: Census 2012 Preliminary Results by ZIMSTAT

Road Traffic:

  • Traffic population - 160 000 enter CBD per day during business hours;
  • Registered vehicles - 800 000 all classes;
  • Parking bays in CBD - 7 000 bays;
  • Licensed vehicles - 16 000 average per year.

Road Network:

  • Length of road - 4 000kms;
  • Controlled intersections - 185 with traffic lights.

Infrastructure:

  • Length of water pipes - 4 000kms (primary and secondary);
  • Length of sewer pipes - 3 000kms;
  • Number of water reservoirs - 5 namely: Cleveland Dam - 1923, Seke dam - 1929, Lake Chivero - 1952, Harava dam - 1972 and Lake Chivero - 1976;
  • Total Capacity - 752 900.