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see HwangeHwange
, formerly Wankie
, city (1992 est. pop. 42,600), W Zimbabwe. It is a coal-mining center. The city was founded in 1903 and named for a local chief. A nearby national park attracts many tourists.
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a city in the northwestern part of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Population, including suburbs, 24,000 (1973). The city is the center of the country’s coal basin, where 2.8 million tons of hard coal were mined in 1972.

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Wankie players earn between pounds 15 and pounds 32 a week; Stars like Drogba, Terry and Carvalho earn pounds 70k-pounds 120k; Abramovich & partner Daria; The Hwange coalmine
Also, congregations at salt licks are important in the social lives of elephants and seasonal movements in Wankie National Park, Zimbabwe, were based on the distribution of slat-rich water holes (Wier 1972).
Most are now tsetse-infected game parks: Serengeti, the Masai Mara, Tsavo, Selous, Ruaha, Luangwa, Kafue, Wankie, Okayango, Kruger.
Parents of children at Wankie Secondary School regarded Ndebele L2 as being of no value to their children's lives since it did not render a person employable.
After his death, the railway was extended northwards to Gwelo and had been intended to continue to Lake Tanganyika but was diverted to serve the Wankie coalfields and so crossed into Zambia at Victoria Falls.
Within hours of his 1954 landslide general election victory, troops were sent in to keep the peace after 9,000 miners walked out on strike at Wankie coalmines.
The line had been intended to run north from Gwelo, Zimbabwe to Lake Tanzania, but was diverted to exploit the Wankie coal fields, and so crossed into Zambia at Victoria Falls.
These include Finhold, in which the Government has a 61% stake, Wankie Colliery, with a Government stake of 41% and Delta Corporation, in which the Government only holds 11% after selling in 1995 reduced its holdings from 51%.