Harare is the capital of Zimbabwe. The city was a fort when the Pioneer Column founded it in 1890. The city was formally known as Salisbury.
Most of the international flights arrive in Harare. Buses, train and taxis constitute the public transport system in the city. The best option to get around is by car, which is easier now. Fuel is freely available at most outlets for cash or through a coupon system. Harare's airport is the major gateway for flights into the country. Air Zimbabwe also operated a small network of domestic flights before ceasing operations.