Mwami, Zimbabwe

Mwami
Rich blue Euclase crystal from the Lost Hope Mine, near Mwami, Zimbabwe
Rich blue Euclase crystal from the Lost Hope Mine, near Mwami, Zimbabwe
Mwami is located in Zimbabwe
Mwami
Mwami
Location of Mwami, Zimbabwe
Coordinates: 16°40′10″S 29°46′30″E / 16.66944°S 29.77500°E / -16.66944; 29.77500Coordinates: 16°40′10″S 29°46′30″E / 16.66944°S 29.77500°E / -16.66944; 29.77500
CountryZimbabwe
Province Mashonaland West
DistrictHurungwe District
Elevation
1,246 m (4,088 ft)
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (not observed)
Area code029

Mwami is a settlement in the province of Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe.[1]

Location

Mwami is located approximately 33 kilometres (21 mi), by road, north-east of Karoi, the nearest large town, and the location of the district headquarters.[2] This is approximately 120 kilometres (75 mi), by road, north-west of Chinhoyi, the nearest large city and the location of the provincial headquarters.[3] Mwami is located approximately 235 kilometres (146 mi), by road, north-west of Harare, the capital and largest city in Zimbabwe.[4]

The geographical coordinates of Mwami, Zimbabwe are:16°40'10.0"S, 29°46'30.0"E (Latitude:-16.669444, Longitude:29.775000).[5] Mwami sits at an average elevation of 1,246 metres (4,088 ft) above mean sea level.[6]

Overview

Mwami, Zimbabwe was formerly known as Miami and was renamed in the early 1980s.[7]

Minerals

The area around Mwami, Zimbabwe is known to contain modalite, topaz, quarts and andalusite. Large crystals of euclase and other minerals have been mined from the area.[8][9]

Health

The community is served by Mwami Hospital, a public health facility.[10]

See also

References

  1. ^ National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (8 January 1994). "Geographical Names: Mwami, Zimbabwe". Bethesda, Maryland, United States: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  2. ^ Google (24 May 2020). "Road Distance Between Mwami, Zimbabwe And Karoi, Zimbabwe" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  3. ^ Google (24 May 2020). "Road Distance Between Mwami, Zimbabwe And Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  4. ^ Google (24 May 2020). "Road Distance Between Mwami, Zimbabwe And Harare, Zimbabwe" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  5. ^ Google (24 May 2020). "Location of Mwami, Zimbabwe" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  6. ^ Floodmap (24 May 2020). "Elevation of Mwami, Zimbabwe". Floodmap.net. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  7. ^ Parliament of Zimbabwe (3 December 2013). "Names Alteration Act 10/14: Part V: Unincorporated Urban Areas And Business Centres: Old–Miami, New–Mwami" (PDF). Harare: Parliament of Zimbabwe. Archived from the original (Archived from the original on 3 December 2013) on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  8. ^ Mining Zimbabwe (11 February 2019). "What minerals are mined in Zimbabwe?". Harare: Miningzimbabwe.com. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  9. ^ E-Rocks (21 March 2013). "Minerals from St Anns Mine, Mwami, Zimbabwe". Berkshire, United Kingdom: E-Rocks.com. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  10. ^ Google (25 May 2020). "Location of Mwami Hospital, Zimbabwe" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 25 May 2020.

External links

  • Euclase from Lost Hope Mine, Mwami, Zimbabwe
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