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Chinhoyi, known until 1982 as Sinoia, is a town in Zimbabwe.LocationIt is located on the western banks of the Manyame River, in Makonde District, in Mashonaland West Province in central northern Zimbabwe. Its location lies approximately 121km, by road, northwest of Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe and the largest city in that country. The town lies on the main road, Highway A-1, between Harare and Chirundu, at the International border with Zambia, about 250km, further northwest of Chinhoyi. The coordinates of the town are: 17° 21' 0.00"S, 30° 12' 0.00"E (Latitude:-17.3500; Longitude:30.2000). The town sits at an elevation of 3799ft, above sea level.There are a number of small towns which are close to Chinhoyi. Banket lies about 25km, southeast of Chinhoyi on the road to Harare, Alaska lies approximately 15km directly west of town, and Lion's Den, which lies about 25km, northwest of Chinhoyi, on the road to Chirundu.OverviewChinhoyi is the provincial capital of Mashonaland West Province, one of the ten administrative provinces in Zimbabwe. The town is also the district headquarters of Makonde District, one of the six districts in the province.The town is a college town, hosting two of the country's major universities, namely: Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT) and Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU). The principal secondary schools in Chinhoyi include the three government high schools; Chinhoyi High School, Chemagamba High School aka Chinhoyi no 2 and Nemakonde High School, together with the private high school Lomagundi College.To arrange what you want to do in Chinhoyi, use our Zimbabwe online tour planner.
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