Harare (pronounced /həˈrɑrɛ/ (deprecatit template) or /həˈrɑri/, afore 1982 kent as Salisbury) is the lairgest ceety an caipital o Zimbabwe. It haes an estimatit population o 1,600,000, wi 2,800,000 in its metropolitan aurie (2006). Admeenistratively, Harare is an independent ceety equivalent tae a province. It is Zimbabwe's admeenistrative, commercial, an communications centre. The ceety is a trade centre for tobacco, maize, cotton, an citrusfruits. Manufactures include textiles, steel, an chemicals, an gowd is mined in the aurie. Harare is situatit at an elevation o 1483 metres (4865 feet) an its climate falls intae the warm temperate category.