Chiredzi

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CHIREDZI

Province : Masvingo

Arms (crest) of Chiredzi

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The St. Andrews cross is used as a symbol for Murray McDougal, a Scottish pioneer and one of the first European settlers in the area. The baobab tree is a common tree, whereas the sugarcane and wheat are the local crops. The citrus tree represents the Citrus Estate, the hippopotamus head was the symbol of the Hippo Valley Estates.


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Literature : The municipal heraldry of Zimbabwe, ARMA 1286-1289


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