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Uzumba-Maramba-Pfungwe, known more often as UMP is a district of Mashonaland East Province in Zimbabwe, southern Africa. It consists of the northern part of the pre-1969 larger Murehwa (Mrehwa) District and includes the village of Uzumba.[1] The area is inhabited by the Zezuru Shona people. The staple food crop is maize.[2]

UMP is divided into two legislative constituencies, Uzumba Constituency which consists of Nakiwa, Uzumba, Muswe, Nyadiri, and Karimbika;[3] and Maramba-Pfungwe Constituency which consists of the Mutawatawa, Borera, Dindi, Kafura, Chitsungo and Mutawatawa areas.[4] The area is very rural and undeveloped, "populated by poor peasant farmers who depend on subsistence farming",[3] with a high poverty level.[5]


The Mbende Jerusarema dance of the Zezuru Shona people of Uzumba-Maramba-Pfungwe is considered by UNESCO as an important part of the intangible culture of Zimbabwe.[6]


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