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Nyanga, Zimbabwe

Summary
Nyanga, originally known as Inyanga, is a town in Zimbabwe. It is located in Nyanga District, Manicaland Province, in Eastern Highland of Zimbabwe, lies along the International border with Mozambique. This location lies immediately north of Nyanga National Park in the Eastern Highlands, about , by road, north of Mutare, the third large city. This location lies approximately , by road, east of Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe and the largest city in that country. Nyanga sits at an elevation of , above sea level. Mount Nyangani, the highest mountain in Zimbabwe, lies about , southeast of the town. Its highest peak rises to approximately , above sea level. Nyanga is primarily a tourist town and is a popular tourist destination with its fishing, golf courses, mountain hikes and holiday resorts. The Mtarazi Falls, inside Nyanga National Park, are the highest waterfalls in the country, cascading about , from top to bottom. The surrounding areas also contain many Stone Age and Iron Age archaeological remains such as pit structures, stone forts, terraces and pathways. Inside the town is the bustling township of Nyamhuka, around which there is an ever expanding growth of high and medium-density housing. Nyanga is also host to the largest army training camp in Zimbabwe, hosting recruits from across Africa. The Nyanga region has long been regarded as a place of great natural beauty. In 1896, Cecil John Rhodes wrote to his agent: "Dear McDonald, Inyanga is much finer than you described.....Before it is all gone, buy me quickly up to , and be sure to take in the Pungwe Falls. I would like to try sheep and apple growing." Rhodes displaced the inhabitants and the chieftainship of the wonderful place- the Sakarombes of the Lion-Zebra (Shumba-Nyambizi totem) who found refuge in the semi-arid areas of Nyanga in Ruwangwe. Nyanga has been made famous in Scotland by the 1960 Hamish Henderson song Freedom Come-All-Ye as the birthplace of an unnamed black man who will overthrow the Afrikaaner Government. The current population of Nyanga is not publicly known.
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