in Matabeleland South Province, Zimbabwe
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- -20.933 and 29.000 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- S -20° 55' 59" and E 29° 0' 0"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Dollar - ZWL
- Spoken languages:
- English, Shona, South Ndebele, North Ndebele
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 05:33 PM (Sunday)
- Timezone: Africa/Harare
- UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 5:14 am and 6:34 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- 19.494 and -154.824 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- Vacationland Hawaii
- This place on Wikipedia
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Safety Score: 3,2 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Zimbabwe.
Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Zimbabwe. Last Update: 2022-12-04 08:28:30
Delve into Gwanda
Gwanda in Matabeleland South Province with it's 14,450 habitants is located in Zimbabwe about 253 mi (or 407 km) south-west of Harare, the country's capital town.
Current time in Gwanda is now 05:33 PM (Sunday). The local timezone is named Africa / Harare with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 8 airports close to Gwanda. The closest airport in Zimbabwe is Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport in a distance of 68 mi (or 109 km), North. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site is Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape in South africa at a distance of 62 mi (or 100 km). The closest in Zimbabwe is Khami Ruins National Monument in a distance of 86 mi (or 100 km), South.
While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Bulawayo, Francistown, Masunga, Gweru and Musina. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 32°C / 90 °F
|Morning Temperature||20°C / 68 °F|
|Evening Temperature||32°C / 89 °F|
|Night Temperature||23°C / 74 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||0%|
|Air Pressure||1009 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Gentle Breeze with 8 km/h (5 mph) from West|
|Cloud Conditions||Clear sky, covering 6% of sky|
|General Conditions||Light rain|
Monday, 5th of December 2022
33°C (92 °F)
23°C (73 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Tuesday, 6th of December 2022
29°C (84 °F)
19°C (66 °F)
Light rain, moderate breeze, broken clouds.
Wednesday, 7th of December 2022
24°C (76 °F)
18°C (65 °F)
Moderate rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.
Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
Gwanda is a town in Zimbabwe. It is the capital of the province of Matabeleland South, one of the 10 administrative provinces in the country. The name Gwanda derives from that of a nearby hill known as Jahunda. Gwanda also refers to the rural district around the town. Towns and districts surrounding Gwanda include Mbalabala, West Nicholson, Filabusi, Esigodini and Matobo.
Gwanda State University
Gwanda State University is a future state higher education institution that is planned to open in Gwanda, Zimbabwe in 2012. The university shall be hosted by the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Polytechnic in Gwanda whilst construction takes place. It is planned that the university will start with two faculties, the Faulty of Mining Engineering and the Faculty of Agriculture, with a Faculty of Industrial Management to follow later.
Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Polytechnic
Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Polytechnic is a state higher education institution in Gwanda, Zimbabwe, offering Diploma in Education. The Government of Zimbabwe plans major investment into the polytechnic, which will allow it to start offering degrees and resolve the accommodation shortage for students. The planned Gwanda State University shall be hosted by the Polytechnic whilst construction takes place.
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Gwanda.
This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Jawunda, Gvanda, Гванда, گوانڈا, 關達