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Esigodini may mean "in the hollow" or valley in the local language IsiNdebele.
Coat of arms of Esigodini
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Esigodini is located in Zimbabwe
Coordinates: 20°20′S 28°55′E / 20.333°S 28.917°E / -20.333; 28.917
Country  Zimbabwe
Province Matabeleland South
District Umzingwane
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+1)

Esigodini (officially known as Essexvale until 1982) is a village in Zimbabwe in Matabeleland South province. It is situated 43 km from Bulawayo by road and 47 km by rail on the Bulawayo-Beitbridge line. According to the 1982 Population Census, the village had a population of 1,492. Esigodini is the administrative centre for Umzingwane District. It was originally an estate of Frederick Selous.

Nearby is Falcon College, a renowned secondary school for boys and Mzingwane High School, recently a well-performing government school. The village was founded in 1894 and is a trading centre for ranching and mixed farming around it; it is also close to Gold and Tungsten mines. Also, nearby is the Roman Catholic mission school formerly known as Sacred Heart Home. This school was founded and run by the Sisters Of The Precious Blood who fell under the Diocese Of Bulawayo and came mainly from Germany shortly after the second World War.

  • Altitude: 3,828 feet (1,160 m)
  • Rainfall: 760 mm/a (30 inches)

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Coordinates: 20°18′S 28°55′E / 20.300°S 28.917°E / -20.300; 28.917