Hwange (wänˈgē) [key], formerly Wankie wŏngˈkē, 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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