6th May 1983 - Zimbabwe's 'Salisbury' becomes 'Harare'


On the 6th May 1983, the city of Salisbury in Zimbabwe became known as Harare[1].

The name ‘Salisbury’ was the most high-profile of dozens of name changes that came into effect at the same time.

Zimbabwe itself had changed it’s name from ‘Rhodesia’.

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[1] Chapter 10:14 NAMES (ALTERATION) ACT