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Basic information about Tanzania
Tanzania /ˌtænzəˈniːə/, officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a country in East Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south; and the Indian Ocean to the east. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania. Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in the world. Tanzania's population of 51.82 million (2014) is diverse, composed of several ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. Tanzania is a presidential constitutional republic, and since 1996, its official capital has been Dodoma, where the President's Office, the National Assembly, and some government ministries are located. Dar es Salaam, the former capital, retains most government offices and is the country's largest city, principal port, and leading commercial centre. European colonialism began in mainland Tanzania during the late 19th century when Germany formed German East Africa, which gave way to British rule following World War I. The mainland was governed as Tanganyika, with the Zanzibar Archipelago remaining a separate colonial jurisdiction. Following their respective independence in 1961 and 1963, the two entities merged in April 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanzania.Tanzania /ˌtænzəˈniːə/, officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a country in East Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south; and the Indian Ocean to the east. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania. Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in the world. Tanzania's population of 51.82 million (2014) is diverse, composed of several ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. Tanzania is a presidential constitutional republic, and since 1996, its official capital has been Dodoma, where the President's Office, the National Assembly, and some government ministries are located. Dar es Salaam, the former capital, retains most government offices and is the country's largest city, principal port, and leading commercial centre. European colonialism began in mainland Tanzania during the late 19th century when Germany formed German East Africa, which gave way to British rule following World War I. The mainland was governed as Tanganyika, with the Zanzibar Archipelago remaining a separate colonial jurisdiction. Following their respective independence in 1961 and 1963, the two entities merged in April 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanzania.
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KageraKagera Region is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions. The region is located in the northwestern corner of Tanzania on the western shore of Lake Victoria. The region neighbors Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi and lies across the lake from Kenya. The region was known as the West Lake Region before June 1979. The regional capital is the city of Bukoba. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 2,458,023, which was lower than the pre-census projection of 2,763,329. 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 ninth most densely populated region with 97 people per square kilometer.Show on map
Zanzibar Urban_WestMjini Magharibi Region (also known as the Zanzibar Urban West Region) is one of the thirty regions of Tanzania. Located on the island of Unguja, Zanzibar City serves as the region's capital. According to the 2012 Tanzania National Census, the population of the Zanzibar Urban/West Region was 593,678.Show on map
Zanzibar NorthUnguja North Region is one of the 30 regions of Tanzania. Located on the island of Zanzibar, Mkokotoni serves as the region's capital. Zanzibar North is divided into two districts, Kaskazini A and Kaskazini B.Show on map
Zanzibar Central_SouthUnguja South Region is one of the thirty regions of Tanzania. Located on the island of Zanzibar, the town of Koani serves as the region's capital. As of 2002, the population was 94,504.Show on map
TangaTanga Region is one of the thirty administrative regions of Tanzania. It is bordered by Kenya and Kilimanjaro Region to the north; Manyara Region to the west; and Morogoro and Pwani regions to the south. Its eastern border is formed by the Indian Ocean. It has a population of about two million.Show on map
TaboraTabora Region is one of Tanzania's 30 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.Show on map
SingidaSingida 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. It is one of the poorest regions in Tanzania.Show on map
ShinyangaShinyanga Region is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions. The regional capital is the municipality of Shinyanga. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 1,534,808. For 2002-2012, the region's 2.1 percent average annual population growth rate was the twentieth highest in the country. It was also the tenth most densely populated region with 81 people per square kilometer. With a size of 50,781 square kilometres (19,607 sq mi), the region is slightly smaller than Costa Rica (51,100 square kilometres (19,700 sq mi)).Show on map
RukwaRukwa Region is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions. 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.Show on map
PwaniPwani Region is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions. The regional capital is the town of Kibaha. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 1,098,668, which was slightly lower than the pre-census projection of 1,110,917. From 2002 to 2012, the region's 2.2 percent average annual population growth rate was the seventeenth-highest in the country. It was also the 21st most densely populated region with 34 people per square kilometer. With a size of 32,407 square kilometres (12,512 sq mi), the region is slightly larger than the U.S. state of Maryland (32,133 square kilometres (12,407 sq mi)).Show on map
Pemba SouthPemba South Region (Swahili: Kusini Pemba) is one of the 30 regions of Tanzania. Located on Pemba Island, the region's capital is Mkoani.Show on map
Pemba NorthPemba North Region (Swahili: Kaskazini Pemba) is one of the thirty regions of Tanzania. Located on Pemba Island, the region's capital is Wete. The region includes islands adjacent to the northern part of Pemba, such as Njao Island and Fundu Island.Show on map
MwanzaMwanza Region is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions. The regional capital is Mwanza. The neighbouring regions are Geita to the west, Shinyanga to the south, and Simiyu to the east. Furthermore, Lake Victoria borders the region's north frontier. The regional commissioner of the Mwanza Region is John Mongella.Show on map
MorogoroMorogoro Region is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions. The regional capital is the municipality of Morogoro. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 2,218,492, which was higher than the pre-census projection of 2,209,072 . For 2002-2012, the region's 2.4 percent average annual population growth rate was tied for the fourteenth highest in the country. It was also the 22nd most densely populated region with 31 people per square kilometer. The regional commissioner of the Morogoro Region is Dr.Steven Kebwe.Show on map
MbeyaMbeya Region is one of Tanzania's 30 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 kilometer. With a size of 62,420 square kilometres (24,100 sq mi), the region is slightly smaller than the state of West Virginia in the United States (62,755 square kilometres (24,230 sq mi)).Show on map
MaraMara Region is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions. The regional capital is the municipality of Musoma. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 1,743,830, which was lower than the pre-census projection of 1,963,460. For 2002-2012, the region's 2.5 percent average annual population growth rate was the thirteenth highest in the country. It was also the twelfth most densely populated region with 80 people per square kilometer.Show on map
LindiLindi Region is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions. The regional capital is the municipality of Lindi. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 864,652, which was lower than the pre-census projection of 960,236. For 2002-2012, the region's 0.9 percent average annual population growth rate was the 29th highest in the country. It was also the least densely populated region with 13 people per square kilometer. The regional commissioner of the Lindi Region is Mwantumu Mahiza.Show on map
KilimanjaroKilimanjaro Region is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions. The regional capital is the municipality of Moshi. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 1,640,087, which was lower than the pre-census projection of 1,702,207. For 2002-2012, the region's 1.8 percent average annual population growth rate was the 24th highest in the country. It was also the eighth most densely populated region with 124 people per square kilometer.Show on map
KigomaKigoma Region is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions. The regional capital is the city of Kigoma. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 2,127,930, which was higher than the pre-census projection of 1,971,332. For 2002-2012, the region's 2.4 percent average annual population growth rate was tied for the fourteenth highest in the country. It was also the sixteenth most densely populated region with 57 people per square kilometer. With a size of 45,066 square kilometres (17,400 sq mi), the region is slightly smaller than Estonia (45,227 square kilometres (17,462 sq mi)).Show on map
IringaIringa is one of Tanzania's thirty 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. Iringa Region is home to Ruaha National Park, Tanzania's second largest park, which has an abundance of wildlife. The Regional Commissioner of the Iringa Region is Amina Mesenza.Show on map
DodomaDodoma Region is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions. The regional capital is the city of Dodoma. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 2,083,588, which was lower than the pre-census projection of 2,214,657. For 2002-2012, the region's 2.1 percent average annual population growth rate was the twentieth highest in the country. It was also the seventeenth most densely populated region with 50 people per square kilometer. The main tribes of the region are the Gogo, the Warangi, and the Wasandawi; Dodoma means \sunk\ in the Gogo language.Show on map
Dar es SalaamDar es Salaam Region is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions. The regional capital is the city of Dar es Salaam. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 4,364,541, which was much higher than the pre-census projection of 3,270,255. For 2002–2012, the region's 5.6 percent average annual population growth rate was the highest in the country. It was also the most densely populated region with 3,133 people per square kilometer.Show on map
ArushaArusha Region is one of Tanzania's 30 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.Show on map
ManyaraManyara Region is one of Tanzania's 30 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.Show on map
RuvumaRuvuma Region is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions. The regional capital is the municipality of Songea. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 1,376,891, which was lower than the pre-census projection of 1,449,830. For 2002-2012, the region's 2.1 percent average annual population growth rate was the twentieth highest in the country. It was also the 28th most densely populated region with 22 people per square kilometer. The regional commissioner of the Ruvuma Region is Said Thabit Mwambungu.Show on map
MtwaraMtwara Region is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions. The regional capital is the municipality of Mtwara. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 1,270,854, which was lower than the pre-census projection of 1,374,767. For 2002-2012, the region's 1.2 percent average annual population growth rate was the 26th highest in the country. It was also the fourteenth most densely populated region with 76 people per square kilometer. The regional commissioner of the Mtwara Region is Anatoli A. Tarimo.Show on map
SimiyuSimiyu Region is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions. The regional capital is the town of Bariadi. The region was created in March 2012, from part of Shinyanga Region. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 1,584,157. For 2002-2012, the region's 1.8 percent average annual population growth rate was the twenty-third-highest in the country. It was also the fifteenth-most-densely-populated region with 63 people per square kilometer.Show on map
GeitaGeita Region is one of Tanzania's 31 administrative regions. The town of Geita is the capital. The regional commissioner of the Geita Region is Magalula Saidi Magalula. Geita Gold Mine is located within Geita Region, 4km west of the town of Geita. The mine is currently being owned and managed by AngloGold Ashanti.Show on map
KataviKatavi Region is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions. The regional capital is Mpanda. In March 2012, shortly after the Katavi Region was created, Dr. Rajab Mtumwa Rutengwe was appointed Katavi Regional Commissioner. He was formerly the Mpanda District Commissioner.Show on map
NjombeThe name Njombe originated from a name of a tree species called ‘Mdzombe’ for singular and Mazdombe for plural which then dominant in one of its localities known as Mdandu. And it was in Mdandu where the Germans chose to build an administrative and defence block; the Boma. Best for tourist investment, Njombe region stands among competitive regions for tourist development by its diversified natural and historical attractions. Identified among the top attractive sites in Njombe region are the Nyumba Nitu natural forest, currently under conservation and management of local communities.Show on map