The City of Masvingo enjoys a unique geographical attribute. It is centrally located equidistant from six major urban settlements in the country :
- Harare, the Capital City of the country, which is 293km away to the north;
- Bulawayo, the second largest city in the country, which is 282km to the west;
- Mutare, a border city with Mozambique in the East is 297km away to the east;
- Beitbridge, a border town with South Africa is 289km to the south;
- Gweru, a capital city of the midlands Province West is 183km to the north west;
- Kwekwe, a city in the Midlands Province, is 245km.
Population and suburbs
Masvingo has a population of approximately 110,000. It is divided into suburbs including Mucheke, Rujeko, Rhodene, Target Kopje and Eastvale. The suburbs are divided into high-density, middle-density and low-density suburbs. Mucheke, the oldest township and Rujeko are the most populous high-density suburbs. Mucheke is also the site of the city's main bus rank as well as the stadium which is named after the ghetto. Runyararo and Hillside suburbs are relatively new high density suburbs beyond Mucheke. The middle-density suburbs are Eastvale located close to Zimuto Police Camp and Target Kopje located on the southern part of town on a small hill close to Flamboyant Hotel. Rhodene, a low-density suburb on the northern part of the city centre, is the most affluent suburb in Masvingo. A new suburban development, Zimre Park, is also taking shape to the north east of the town along Bulawayo Road.
Another suburban development is taking place close to the affluent Clipsham Park and is aptly named Clipsham View as it straddles the hills running parallel to the Beitbridge_Masvingo road.