Mashonaland West

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Mashonaland West
Mashonaland West, Province of Zimbabwe
Mashonaland West, Province of Zimbabwe
 • Total57,441 km2 (22,178 sq mi)
 (2012 census)
 • Total1,501,656
 • Density26/km2 (68/sq mi)

Mashonaland West is one of the ten Zimbabwe Provinces. Its administrative capital is Chinhoyi. It includes Kariba, Hurungwe, Makonde, Zvimba, Norton, Chegutu, Kadoma, Mhondoro-Ngezi, Sanyati and Karoi. It has an area of 57,441 km² and a population of approximately 1.5 million (in 2012).

The province is bordered by, Zambia on the North, Lake Kariba on the North West, Mashonaland Central on the East and North East, Midlands on the South and South West, Matabeleland North on the West and Mashonaland East on the South East.

Mashonaland West Province Demarcation for the 2008 elections


In October 2022, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission released voter population figures to be used to determine the constituencies and or wards that shall be divided under the delimitation exercise. ZEC said the numbers were obtained on 31 May 2022.
Population Totals (May 2022):
Bulawayo Metropolitan - 270 938
Harare Metropolitan - 952 102
Manicaland - 738 624
Mashonaland Central - 536 463
Mashonaland East - 641 668
Mashonaland West - 661 289
Masvingo - 632 320
Matabeleland North - 340 427
Matabeleland South - 267 617
Midlands - 762 928
Total - 5 804376 [1]

Districts in Mashonaland West

Mashonaland West is divided into 7 districts:

Mashonaland West districts

Towns in Mashonaland West


Nomination Court 2023

The ZEC list of candidates for the August 2023 elections for Mashonaland West Province have been released. [2]

Editor Eremenziah Matamisa Bybit Lydia Tsomondo
Tawanda Ralph Magunje Christopher Mutsvangwa
Abigale Usai Priscah Mupfumira
Fidelis Zvidzai Mugari Sikelela James Gumpo
Namatayi Karemba Caroline Tsitsi Mugabe
Charles Mashonganyika Joseph Madziva Chirongoma

Activities and attractions in Mashonaland West

See High Schools Of Zimbabwe.

  • Fishing
  • Wildlife
  • Local markets
  • Jungle safaris
  • MOTH holiday resort
  • Crocodile Farm
  • Boat hire and charter
  • Cruisers


  1. ZEC Releases Voter Population Figures To Determine Areas That Need To Be Divided, Pindula, Published: 17 October 2022, Retrieved: 17 October 2022
  2. [Government Gazette Extraordinary, Vol. CI, No. 64 30th June, 2023], Government Gazette Extraordinary Vol. CI, No. 64 30th June, 2023, Published: 30 June 2023, Retrieved: 30 June 2023

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