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Gweru (gwāˈrō) [key], formerly Gwelo gwāˈlō, city (1992 pop. 128,037), central Zimbabwe. Founded in 1894, it is an industrial, mining, and commercial center. Manufactures include footwear, ferroalloys, metal goods, and cement.

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