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Map of Mara district in Tanzania

Basic information about Mara
Mara 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.:page 2 For 2002-2012, the region's 2.5 percent average annual population growth rate was the thirteenth highest in the country.:page 4 It was also the twelfth most densely populated region with 80 people per square kilometer.:page 6 The neighboring regions are Mwanza Region and Simiyu Region (to the south), Arusha Region (to the southeast), and Kagera Region (across Lake Victoria). To the northeast, the Mara Region borders Narok County and Migori County in Kenya. The Mara Region is the home of Tanzania's first president, Julius Nyerere. The Mara Region was also the birthplace of Benga music.
Cities, towns & villages in Mara
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ButiamaButiama is a town in northern Tanzania and the birthplace of Julius Nyerere, the first president of Tanzania. Butiama is administrative centre of Butiama District, and lies within the Mara Region; it is also the local residential area of the Wazanaki tribe which is believed to be the smallest tribe in the region. The Mwalimu Nyerere Museum Centre is located in the town. Several things have been named Butiama because of its significance to Tanzanian history, including the ferry MV Butiama that operates between Mwanza and Ukerewe. Show Butiamaon the map
ShiratiShirati is a town in North Mara, Tanzania on the shore above Lake Victoria, near the border with Kenya. It has a population of c. 50,000. It is the northernmost town at the border with Kenya. Most of the residents of Shirati are Luos, Subas and other Bantu communities from Tanzania. Similarly, Shirati has a substantial number of Westerners who work at the mission at Kabwana – translated into \"the white people's home\" from Luo. Show Shiration the map
NansioNansio is a small town and ward on the island of Ukerewe, Lake Victoria, in Tanzania. It is a port of entry for passenger and freight shipping services from Mwanza. The ward of Nansio, one of twenty-four in the district of Ukerewe, had a population of 5967 at the census of August 1, 2002. Show Nansioon the map
MusomaMusoma is a city in Tanzania. It is the capital of Mara Region, one of the administrative Regions of Tanzania. It also serves as the administrative centre of Musoma Rural District and Musoma Urban District. Show Musomaon the map
SirariSirari is a town and ward in Tarime District, Mara Region of northern Tanzania, East Africa. As of 2002, the population of the town was 16,795, and the ward was 22,842. Show Sirarion the map
KowakKowak is a village situated in the Rorya District in Mara Region of northern Tanzania, East Africa. Kowak is in Nyathorogo ward, in Luo-Imbo division of Rorya District. Show Kowakon the map
SeroneraSeronera is a small settlement in Serengeti National Park. It is home to a small airstrip. Show Seroneraon the map
UtegiUtegi is a town in northern Tanzania. Show Utegion the map
States, regions, administrative units in Mara
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Mara RegionMara 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
BundaBunda is one of the seven districts of Mara Region in the United Republic of Tanzania, East Africa. It is bordered to the North by the Musoma Rural District and Butiama District, to the east by Serengeti District, to the South by Bariadi District and Busega District, and to the west by Lake Victoria. The district administration town is also called Bunda, located on the north-south trans-national all tarmac highway from Kenya to Zambia via Tarime and the lakeside municipalities of Musoma, Mwanza, and thereon to Mbeya in southern Tanzania. The district has four divisions, namely: Kenkombyo, Nansimo, Serengeti and Chamuriho.Show on map
TarimeTarime District is one of the seven districts of the Mara Region of Tanzania, East Africa. It was previously known as the \"North Mara District\". Its administrative seat is Tarime town. It is bordered from the north to east by the Kenyan districts of Migori, Trans Mara and Kisii, and to the east by the Maasai Mara game reserve. To the south it is bordered across the Mara River by the Serengeti and Butiama districts, and to the west by Rorya District. North Mara Gold Mine is located within Tarime District. It is operated by Acacia Mining.Show on map
ButiamaButiama is a town in northern Tanzania and the birthplace of Julius Nyerere, the first president of Tanzania. Butiama is administrative centre of Butiama District, and lies within the Mara Region; it is also the local residential area of the Wazanaki tribe which is believed to be the smallest tribe in the region. The Mwalimu Nyerere Museum Centre is located in the town. Several things have been named Butiama because of its significance to Tanzanian history, including the ferry MV Butiama that operates between Mwanza and Ukerewe.Show on map
RoryaRorya District is a district in Mara Region, United Republic of Tanzania. The district capital is the town of Ingri Juu, while the largest town is Shirati. The district was created in 2007 from a part of Tarime District. It is bordered by Tarime District to the east, Butiama District to the south, Lake Victoria to the west, and the Republic of Kenya to the north. The majority of inhabitants of Rorya District are from the Luo tribe. Other ethnic groups are Kurya, Kine, Simbiti and Suba. According to the 2012 Tanzania National Census, the population of Rorya District was 265,241.Show on map
SerengetiSerengeti District is one of the seven districts of Mara Region of Tanzania. Its administrative centre is the town of Mugumu. It is home to part of the world-famous Serengeti National Park and contains one of the western gates to the park. According to the 2012 Tanzania National Census, the population of Serengeti District was 249,420.Show on map
MusomaMusoma Urban District is one of the seven districts of Mara Region of Tanzania. Its administrative centre is the town of Musoma. The district is bordered to the north by Lake Victoria and to the south by Butiama District. According to the 2012 Tanzania National Census, the population of the Musoma Urban District was 134,327.Show on map
Different buildings in Mara
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Musoma AirportMusoma Airport (IATA: MUZ, ICAO: HTMU) is an airport in northern Tanzania serving Musoma and the surrounding Mara Region. The Musoma non-directional beacon (Ident: MU) is on the field.Show on map
Seronera AirportSeronera Airstrip (IATA: SEU, ICAO: HTSN) is the primary airstrip in the Serengeti National Park.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Mara
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Ukerewe IslandUkerewe is the largest island in Lake Victoria and the largest inland island in Africa, with an area of approximately 530 km². Ukerewe Island is situated in the Ukerewe District of Tanzania, 45 km (25 nautical miles / 3½ hours) north of Mwanza to which it is linked by ferry, but a shorter vehicle ferry crossing of only 3.8 km also links the island across the Rugezi Channel to a dirt road on the eastern lake shore, which runs to Kibara and Musoma. The shoreline of Ukerewe Island is carved into numerous bays and it is surrounded by at least a dozen smaller islands. Its largest community is Nansio.Show on map
Ukara IslandUkara is an island in Lake Victoria. Part of Tanzania, it is located 10 km north of Ukerewe Island, in the Ukerewe District, Mwanza Region. Also known as Bukara. The island is notable for its unique indigenous system of labor-intensive mixed farming, using advanced agricultural techniques, and a correspondingly high population density.Show on map