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Map of Mtwara district in Tanzania

Basic information about Mtwara
Mtwara 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.:page 2 For 2002-2012, the region's 1.2 percent average annual population growth rate was the 26th highest in the country.:page 4 It was also the fourteenth most densely populated region with 76 people per square kilometer.:page 6 The boundary with Mozambique to the south is formed by the Ruvuma River. To the west, Mtwara is bordered by Ruvuma Region, to the north by Lindi Region, and to the east is the Indian Ocean. Development of the Mtwara Region has been constrained by the lack of highway and energy infrastructures. The Dar es Salaam-Kibiti-Lindi-Mtwara road has been improved by the completion of the Mkapa Bridge over the Rufiji River. Mnazi Bay gas promises to provide reliable and adequate electricity for powering industrial and commercial activities in the region. The regional commissioner of the Mtwara Region is Anatoli A. Tarimo.
Cities, towns & villages in Mtwara
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NdandaNdanda is a town in the Mtwara Region of southern Tanzania. Ndanda is home to Ndanda High School, an A level all-boys boarding school with approximately 1200 students. The school was created by the Benedictines of Ndanda Abbey but it is now a Government school. Ndanda has the advantage of being on the road which links the coastal towns of Lindi and Mtwara with Masasi which was given a tarred surface before 1980. Another advantage is the existence of a river which supplies water to the town throughout the year. During the normal dry season of at least five months the water continues to flow from springs at the edge of the Makonde Plateau. Ndanda has a major hospital which was also built by the Benedictines but now has some Government support. The Abbey has busy workshops for vehicle mainten Show Ndandaon the map
MtwaraMtwara (Portuguese: Montewara) is the capital city of Mtwara Region in southeastern Tanzania. In the 1940s, it was planned and constructed as the export facility for the disastrous Tanganyika groundnut scheme, but was somewhat neglected when the scheme was abandoned in 1951. The city is spread out over a large area planned to accommodate up to 200,000 people. The present population is around 80,000. As part of the development associated with the failed Tanganyika groundnut scheme, Mtwara features a deep-water port that can accommodate ocean-going vessels, and a range of large municipal buildings, including a post office. Recent improvements in the port made it possible for big container ships to berth there. Show Mtwaraon the map
MasasiMasasi is one of the six districts of the Mtwara Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the North by the Lindi Region, to the East by the Newala District, to the South by the Ruvuma River and Mozambique and to the West by Nanyumbu District. According to the 2012 Tanzania National Census, the population of Masasi District was 247,993 and in Masasi town the population was 102,696. Show Masasion the map
NauruNauru is a small village in Tanzania. Nauru lies on a path and on two Ruvuma River tributaries. There are almost no paved ways. The village is situated 15 km from the frontier with Mozambique (which is formed by the Ruvuma). Show Nauruon the map
MikindaniMikindani [translation: young palm trees], is a coastal African, Swahili town in south-eastern Tanzania. Show Mikindanion the map
States, regions, administrative units in Mtwara
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Mtwara RegionMtwara 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
NewalaNewala is one of the five districts of the Mtwara Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the west by the Masasi District, to the east by the Tandahimba District, to the south by the Ruvuma River and Mozambique, and to the north by the Tandahimba and Masasi Districts. According to the 2002 Tanzania National Census, the population of the Newala District was 183,930. Most of the inhabitants are from the Makonde tribe. The District Commissioner is Ali N. Rufunga.Show on map
MasasiMasasi is one of the six districts of the Mtwara Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the North by the Lindi Region, to the East by the Newala District, to the South by the Ruvuma River and Mozambique and to the West by Nanyumbu District. According to the 2012 Tanzania National Census, the population of Masasi District was 247,993 and in Masasi town the population was 102,696.Show on map
TandahimbaTandahimba is one of the 6 districts of the Mtwara Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the East by the Mtwara Rural District, to the South by Mozambique, to the West by the Newala District, and to the North by the Lindi Region. According to the 2002 Tanzania National Census, the population of the Tandahimba District was 204,648.Show on map
Nanyumbu DistrictNanyumbu is one of the six districts of the southern Mtwara Region in Tanzania.Show on map
Different buildings in Mtwara
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Mtwara AirportMtwara Airport (IATA: MYW, ICAO: HTMT) is an airport in southern Tanzania serving the town of Mtwara.Show on map
Masasi AirportMasasi Airport (IATA: XMI, ICAO: HTMI) is an airport serving the town of Masasi in the Mtwara Region of Tanzania. It is 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) west of Masasi town.Show on map