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Exploring Redcliff: A Zimbabwean Town

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The roots of Redcliff trace back to 1942 when the Rhodesia Iron and Steel Company (RISCo), later renamed Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company (ZISCO), was established. The town’s growth was fueled by the steelmaking operations of this company, shaping it into a significant industrial centre in the region.

The Weather in Redcliff

Redcliff experiences an annual temperature of 24.49ºC (76.08ºF), which is 1.76% higher than Zimbabwe’s averages. The town typically receives about 84.7 millimetres (3.33 inches) of precipitation, with 94.03 rainy days annually, accounting for 25.76% of the time.

Location and GPS Coordinates of Redcliff

Situated at an altitude of approximately 1,300 meters above sea level, Redcliff is positioned along the southern margin of the Great Dyke, a geological formation abundant in iron ore deposits. The town’s precise GPS coordinates are 19° 02′ S, 29° 47′ E.

Size and Population of Redcliff

Reflecting its industrial and economic significance, Redcliff’s population has steadily grown over the years. In 2012, the town’s population was estimated at 36,000; by 2022, it had reached 41,526.

Distance from Harare City Centre to Redcliff

The distance between Harare City Center and Redcliff is approximately 233 kilometres, taking around 3.5 hours by road.

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Distance from Redcliff to Mutare

Covering a distance of about 304 kilometres, the journey from Redcliff to Mutare takes approximately 5 hours by road.

Redcliff Town Council Contact Details

Physical Address: Civic Centre Sally Mugabe Way Box 100.

Tel: 263-5525-68787 / 263-5525-68057

Email Address: admin@redcliffmunicipality.org.zw

Schools in Redcliff

  • Redcliff Junior School
  • Maffihdi Mnangagwa Primary School
  • Rutendo High School
  • Rutendo Primary School

Colleges and Universities in or near Redcliff

  • Kwekwe Polytechnic
  • Gweru Teachers College
  • Midlands State University
  • Chinhoyi University

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