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Map of Pwani district in Tanzania

Basic information about Pwani
Pwani 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.:page 2 For 2002-2012, the region's 2.2 percent average annual population growth rate was the seventeenth highest in the country.:page 4 It was also the 21st most densely populated region with 34 people per square kilometer.:page 6 With a size of 32,407 square kilometres (12,512 sq mi), the region is slightly larger than the state of Maryland in the United States (32,133 square kilometres (12,407 sq mi)). The region is bordered to the north by the Tanga Region, to the east by the Dar es Salaam Region and the Indian Ocean, to the south by the Lindi Region, and to the west by the Morogoro Region. The word \pwani\ in Kiswahili means \coast\.
Cities, towns & villages in Pwani
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KaoleKaole is a small town and archaeological site in Tanzania, located three miles east of Bagamoyo on the Indian Ocean coast. The area contains old stone ruins dating to a period between the 13th century and the 16th century, which are the vestiges of an ancient Muslim Shirazi settlement. The archaeological site has two mosques and 30 tombs. One of the buildings is the most ancient known mosque on the Swahili coast. Tombs are built with coral rag, with columns; according to oral history, the diwanis are buried there, i.e., the local sultans, descendants of Ali Muhamad al-Hatim al-Barawi. A small museum has been established, where some artifacts are exposed that were found in the ruins. Some of these artifacts are Chinese and thus provide evidence of ancient commercial relationships between th Show Kaoleon the map
PuguPugu is a Tanzanian village close to Kisarawi, about 20 km south-west of Dar es Salaam. It is formally an administrative ward of the Ilala District, in the Dar es Salaam Region. At the 2002 census, the ward had a total population of 14,652. Pugu is located in a hilly region called the Pugu Hills. The local population is mostly from the Zaramo ethnic group, with a smaller percentage of Makonde people. The village has a large cattle market, a school, and a mission. A historical cemetery commemorates the German missionaries that were killed here in the 19th century. Show Puguon the map
BagamoyoThe town of Bagamoyo, Tanzania, was founded at the end of the 18th century. It was (also spelled Bagamojo) the original capital of German East Africa and was one of the most important trading ports along the East African coast. Today the town has about 30,000 inhabitants and is the capital of the Bagamoyo District, recently being considered as a world heritage site. Show Bagamoyoon the map
BunjuBunju is an administrative ward in the Kinondoni district of the Dar es Salaam Region of Tanzania. According to the 2002 census, the ward has a total population of 20,868. According to the 2012 census, the ward has a total population of 60,236 that include 29,157 males and 31,079 females. Show Bunjuon the map
MsogaMsoga is a village in the Coast Region, Bagamoyo District in Tanzania. It is located few kilometers north of Chalinze on the Dar es Salaam - Arusha road. This village is the domicile of the former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete. Show Msogaon the map
KibahaKibaha is a city with 23050 inhabitants (2002) located in eastern Tanzania. It is the capital of Pwani Region. It is located in Kibaha District, one of the 6 districts of the Pwani Region. Show Kibahaon the map
RuvuRuvu is a small town and ward (shehia) located in the Kibaha District of the Pwani Region in eastern Tanzania, west of Dar es Salaam. As of 2002, the ward population was 6,697. Show Ruvuon the map
KidomoleKidomole is a town in southern Tanzania, lying on the coastal plain. Rusako is a township nearby. Show Kidomoleon the map
KilindoniKilindoni is a town in the Pwani Region, Tanzania. It is the main town of the Mafia Island. Show Kilindonion the map
KitongaKitonga is a town in eastern Tanzania near the coast. Show Kitongaon the map
MzengaMzenga is a small town in eastern Tanzania. Show Mzengaon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Pwani
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Coast RegionPwani 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
MafiaMafia Island (\"Chole Shamba\") is part of the Tanzanian Zanzibar Archipelago, together with Unguja, Pemba and Latham Island. As one of the six districts of the Pwani Region, Mafia Island is governed from the mainland, not from the semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar, of which it has never been considered to be a part politically.Show on map
RufijiRufiji is one of the 6 districts of the Pwani Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the North by the Kisarawe and Mkuranga Districts, to the East by the Indian Ocean, to the South by the Lindi Region and to the West by the Morogoro Region. The district name comes from the Rufiji River which runs through the district. According to the 2002 Tanzania National Census, the population of the Rufiji District was 203,102.Show on map
BagamoyoBagamoyo is one of the 6 districts of the Pwani Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the North by the Tanga Region, to the West by the Morogoro Region, to the East by the Indian Ocean and to the South by the Kibaha District. The district capital is at Bagamoyo. According to the 2012 Tanzania National Census, the population of the Bagamoyo District was 311,740.Show on map
KisaraweKisarawe is one of the 6 districts of the Pwani Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the North by the Kibaha District, to the East by the Mkuranga District, to the South by the Rufiji District and to the West by the Morogoro Region. According to the 2002 Tanzania National Census, the population of the Kisarawe District was 95,614.Show on map
MkurangaMkuranga is one of the 6 districts of the Pwani Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the north by Dar es Salaam, to the east by the Indian Ocean, to the south by the Rufiji District, and to the west by the Kisarawe District. According to the 2002 Tanzania National Census, the population of the Mkuranga District was 187,428.Show on map
Different buildings in Pwani
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Mafia Island AirportMafia Airport (IATA: MFA, ICAO: HTMA) is an airport on Mafia Island in the Pwani Region of Tanzania. The island is in the Indian Ocean, 17 kilometres (11 mi) off the Tanzanian coast. In 2013 the landing strip at Mafia Airport was rehabilitated using grant funds provided by the United States government through the Millennium Challenge Corporation. The Mafia non-directional beacon (Ident: MF) is located on the field.Show on map
Ras Mkumbi LighthouseThe Ras Mkumbi Lighthouse is located in the northern part of Mafia Island in Tanzania.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Pwani
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Mafia IslandMafia Island (\"Chole Shamba\") is part of the Tanzanian Zanzibar Archipelago, together with Unguja, Pemba and Latham Island. As one of the six districts of the Pwani Region, Mafia Island is governed from the mainland, not from the semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar, of which it has never been considered to be a part politically.Show on map
Kipo Forest ReserveThe Kipo Forest Reserve is in the Rufiji River Valley in Rufiji District, Pwani Region of eastern Tanzania, East Africa. It is protected under the 2002 Tanzania Forest Act and managed by the Forest and Beekeeping Division of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT) of Tanzania.Show on map