Regions of Tanzania

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Regions of Tanzania

Tanzania is divided into thirty-one regions or mikoa . [1]

Tanzania Country in Africa

Tanzania officially the United Republic of Tanzania, is a country in East Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It borders Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; Comoro Islands at the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south; Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in north-eastern Tanzania.

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History

In 1975, Tanzania had 25 regions. In 1970s, the name of the Ziwa Magharibi Region (West Lake Region) changed to Kagera Region. In 2002, Manyara Region was created out of part of Arusha Region. [1] In 2012, four regions were created: Geita, Katavi, Njombe, and Simiyu. [2] In 2016, Songwe Region was created from the western part of Mbeya Region. [3] [4]

Manyara Region Region in Northern, Tanzania

Manyara Region is one of Tanzania's 31 administrative regions. The regional capital is the town of Babati. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 1,425,131, which was lower than the pre-census projection of 1,497,555. For 2002-2012, the region's 3.2 percent average annual population growth rate was tied for the third highest in the country. It was also the 22nd most densely populated region with 32 people per square kilometre.

Songwe Region Region in Tanzania

Songwe is a region of Tanzania created on 29 January 2016 from the western half of Mbeya Region. Its capital is Vwawa.

Mbeya Region Region in Southern Highlands, Tanzania

Mbeya Region is one of Tanzania's 31 administrative regions. It is located in the country's southwest. The regional capital is the city of Mbeya. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 2,707,410, which was lower than the pre-census projection of 2,822,396. For 2002-2012, the region's 2.7 percent average annual population growth rate was tied for the tenth highest in the country. It was also tied for the eighteenth most densely populated region with 45 people per square kilometre.

List of regions

RegionCapitalDistrictsAreaPopulation (2012)PostcodeZoneMap
Arusha Region Arusha 737,576 km2 (14,508 sq mi)1,694,31023xxxNorthern Tanzania Arusha location map.svg
Dar es Salaam Region Dar es Salaam 51,393 km2 (538 sq mi)4,364,54111xxxCoastal Tanzania DarEsSalaam location map.svg
Dodoma Region Dodoma 741,311 km2 (15,950 sq mi)2,083,58841xxxCentral Tanzania Dodoma location map.svg
Geita Region Geita 520,054 km2 (7,743 sq mi)1,739,53030xxxLake Tanzania Geita Region location map.svg
Iringa Region Iringa 535,503 km2 (13,708 sq mi)941,23851xxxSouthern Highlands Tanzania Iringa location map.svg
Kagera Region Bukoba 825,265 km2 (9,755 sq mi)2,458,02335xxxLake Tanzania Kagera location map.svg
Katavi Region Mpanda 345,843 km2 (17,700 sq mi)564,60450xxxWestern Tanzania Katavi location map.svg
Kigoma Region Kigoma 837,040 km2 (14,300 sq mi)2,127,93047xxxWestern Tanzania Kigoma location map.svg
Kilimanjaro Region Moshi 613,250 km2 (5,120 sq mi)1,640,08725xxxNorthern Tanzania Kilimanjaro location map.svg
Lindi Region Lindi 666,040 km2 (25,500 sq mi)864,65265xxxSouthern Tanzania Lindi location map.svg
Manyara Region Babati 644,522 km2 (17,190 sq mi)1,425,13127xxxNorthern Tanzania Manyara location map.svg
Mara Region Musoma 721,760 km2 (8,400 sq mi)1,743,83031xxxLake Tanzania Mara location map.svg
Mbeya Region Mbeya 735,954 km2 (13,882 sq mi)2,707,410 [lower-alpha 1] 53xxxSouthern Highlands Tanzania Mbeya location map.svg
Mjini Magharibi Region (Zanzibar) Zanzibar City 2230 km2 (89 sq mi)593,67871xxxZanzibar Tanzania UngujaUrbanWest location map.svg
Morogoro Region Morogoro 770,624 km2 (27,268 sq mi)2,218,49267xxxCoastal Tanzania Morogoro location map.svg
Mtwara Region Mtwara 716,710 km2 (6,450 sq mi)1,270,85463xxxSouthern Tanzania Mtwara location map.svg
Mwanza Region Mwanza 79,467 km2 (3,655 sq mi)2,772,50933xxxLake Tanzania Mwanza location map.svg
Njombe Region Njombe 621,347 km2 (8,242 sq mi)702,09759xxxSouthern Highlands Tanzania Njombe Region location map.svg
Pemba North Region Wete 2574 km2 (222 sq mi)211,73275xxxZanzibar Tanzania PembaNorth location map.svg
Pemba South Region Chake-Chake 2332 km2 (128 sq mi)195,11674xxxZanzibar Tanzania PembaSouth location map.svg
Pwani Region Kibaha 732,547 km2 (12,566 sq mi)1,098,66861xxxCoastal Tanzania Pwani location map.svg
Rukwa Region Sumbawanga 422,792 km2 (8,800 sq mi)1,004,53955xxxSouthern Highlands Tanzania Rukwa location map.svg
Ruvuma Region Songea 663,669 km2 (24,583 sq mi)1,376,89157xxxSouthern Highlands Tanzania Ruvuma location map.svg
Shinyanga Region Shinyanga 518,901 km2 (7,298 sq mi)1,534,80837xxxLake Tanzania Shinyanga location map.svg
Simiyu Region Bariadi 525,212 km2 (9,734 sq mi)1,584,15739xxxLake Tanzania Simiyu location map.svg
Singida Region Singida 649,340 km2 (19,050 sq mi)1,370,63743xxxCentral Tanzania Singida location map.svg
Songwe Region Vwawa 527,656 km2 (10,678 sq mi) [lower-alpha 1] Southern Highlands Tanzania Songwe location map.svg
Tabora Region Tabora 776,150 km2 (29,400 sq mi)2,291,62345xxxWestern Tanzania Tabora location map.svg
Tanga Region Tanga 1026,667 km2 (10,296 sq mi)2,045,20521xxxNorthern Tanzania Tanga location map.svg
Unguja North Region (Zanzibar) Mkokotoni 2470 km2 (180 sq mi)187,45573xxxZanzibar Tanzania UngujaNorth location map.svg
Unguja South Region (Zanzibar) Koani 2854 km2 (330 sq mi)115,58872xxxZanzibar Tanzania UngujaCentralSouth location map.svg

See also

As of the 2012 census, the 30 regions of Tanzania were divided into 169 districts.

ISO 3166-2:TZ is the entry for Tanzania in ISO 3166-2, part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which defines codes for the names of the principal subdivisions of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1.

Notes

  1. 1 2 Songwe Region did not exist at the time of the 2012 Tanzanian census: it was split from the western part of Mbeya Region in 2016. The four districts and one town now comprising Songwe Region reported a combined population of 998,862 in the 2012 census. The seven districts now comprising Mbeya Region reported a combined population of 1,708,548 in the 2012 census. [5]

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Singida Region Region in Central, Tanzania

Singida is one of the regions of Tanzania. The regional capital is the municipality of Singida. The region is bordered to the north by Shinyanga Region, Simiyu Region and Arusha Region, to the northeast by Manyara Region, to the east by Dodoma Region, to the southeast by Iringa Region, to the southwest by Mbeya Region and to the west by Tabora Region.

Rukwa Region Region in Southern Highlands, Tanzania

Rukwa Region is one of Tanzania's 31 administrative regions with a postcode number 55000. The regional capital is the municipality of Sumbawanga. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 1,004,539. For 2002-2012, the region's 3.2 percent average annual population growth rate was tied for the third highest in the country. It was also the twentieth most densely populated region with 44 people per square kilometer.

Arusha Region Region in Northern, Tanzania

Arusha Region is one of Tanzania's 31 administrative regions. Its capital and largest city is the city of Arusha. The region is bordered by Kajiado County and Narok County in Kenya to the north, the Kilimanjaro Region to the east, the Manyara and Singida regions to the south, and the Mara and Simiyu regions to the west. Major towns include Monduli, Namanga, Longido, and Loliondo to the north, Mto wa Mbu and Karatu to the west, and Usa River to the east. The region is comparable in size to the combined land and water areas of the United States state of Maryland.

Iringa Region Region in Southern Highlands, Tanzania

Iringa is one of Tanzania's 31 administrative regions. The regional capital is Iringa. The region's population is 941,238. It is primarily agricultural and boasts the second-highest per-capita GDP in the country.

Mwanza Region Region in Lake, Tanzania

Mwanza Region is one of Tanzania's 31 administrative regions with a postcode number 33000. The regional capital is Mwanza.

Tabora Region Region in Central, Tanzania

Tabora Region is one of Tanzania's 31 administrative regions. The regional capital is the municipality of Tabora. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 2,291,623, which was lower than the pre-census projection of 2,539,715. For 2002-2012, the region's 2.9 percent average annual population growth rate was the ninth-highest in the country. It was also the 24th-most-densely-populated region with 30 people per square kilometre. The region's average household size of 6.0 persons was the third-highest in the country.

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Tunduma is a town in Songwe Region, Tanzania, on the border between Tanzania and Zambia. It has border posts for both the Tanzam Highway and the TAZARA railway linking the two countries. It is 103 km southwest of Mbeya. It is also the junction for the tarmac road which runs via Sumbawanga through the remote far western districts of Tanzania to Kasulu and Kibondo in the north-west. According to a 2002 census, it has 34,461 inhabitants.

Chitete is the administrative ward in Ileje District, Songwe Region, Tanzania. According to the 2012 census, the ward has a total population of 8,673. Postal code of 53405.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Regions of Tanzania". Statoids. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  2. "Tanzania: State Gazettes New Regions, Districts". Daily News. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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  4. "Welcome to Mbeya Region". Mbeya Regional Commissioner Office. Archived from the original on 22 February 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  5. "Sub-Divisional Population Projection for Year 2016 and 2017 Based on 2012 Population and Housing Census" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics . Retrieved 1 December 2017.