Manica is situated in the central interior area of the country. To the North is the Province of Tete, to the South, the Provinces of Inhambane and Gaza, to the East the Province of Sofala and to the West, Zimbabwe.
The Province of Manica is one of the highest in country and the source of many of the rivers that flow east towards the Indian Ocean.
The mountain water is pure and light, in particular the waters of Mountain Vumba, bottled and distributed throughout most of the country.
The capital is Chimoio, an important economic centre of the Province. Vila Manica, benefitting greatly from frontier commerce, is the second largest urban centre. The main ethnic groups are the Shonas and the Senas and the Ndau.