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Map of Rukwa district in Tanzania

Basic information about Rukwa
Rukwa 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.:page 2 For 2002-2012, the region's 3.2 percent average annual population growth rate was tied for the third highest in the country.:page 4 It was also the twentieth most densely populated region with 44 people per square kilometer.:page 6 The region is bordered to the north by the Kigoma and Tabora Regions, to the east by the Mbeya Region, to the south by Zambia, and to the west by Lake Tanganyika, which forms a border between Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Cities, towns & villages in Rukwa
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SumbawangaSumbawanga is a city located in western Tanzania. It is the capital of Rukwa Region. The regional population is approximately 150,000 based on a 2002 census. Sumbawanga lies in the territory of the Wafipa Fipa tribe and so many people speak Kifipa, as well as Kiswahili, the most widely used language of Tanzania. The name of the town literally translates as \"throw away your witchcraft\", thought to be a warning from local spiritual \"healers\" to any bringing in superstitions and practices relating to spiritual healers from other areas; there are still some healers who practice both in town and in the surrounding smaller villages on the plateau. The town has the largest hospital in the region, Rukwa General Hospital, which is government funded, as well as the smaller Dr. Atiman Hospital admini Show Sumbawangaon the map
KasangaKasanga, known as Bismarckburg during the German colonial rule, is a town in Rukwa Region, Tanzania. It is located at around 8°27′30″S 31°8′10″E / 8.45833°S 31.13611°E, on the shore of Lake Tanganyika, 810 m above sea level. Show Kasangaon the map
KamsambaKamsamba is an administrative ward in the Mbozi District of the Mbeya Region of Tanzania. According to the 2002 census, the ward has a total population of 15,353. Show Kamsambaon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Rukwa
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Rukwa RegionRukwa 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
NkasiNkasi District (formerly Nkansi District) is one of the four districts of the Rukwa Region of Tanzania, with its headquarters in the village of Namanyere. It is bordered to the north by the Mpanda District of Katavi Region; to the east by the Sumbawanga Urban District; to the south by the Sumbawanga Rural District and Zambia; and to the west by Lake Tanganyika across from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The district covers 13,124 square kilometres (5,067 sq mi). As of 2002, the population of the Nkasi District was 208,497.Show on map
KalamboKalambo District is one of the four districts of the Rukwa Region of Tanzania, East Africa. The administrative seat is in Matai. The Kalambo River flows through the district and its mouth on Lake Tanganyika is about 15 km south of the town of Kasanga. Kalambo District Council was officially established on 23 December 2012 after it was split off from the Sumbawanga District Council. Moshi Chang'a was the first District Commissioner, who served until his death in a auto accident in April 2014.Show on map
SumbawangaSumbawanga Urban District is one of the four districts in the Rukwa Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the north by Lake Rukwa, to the east by the Mbeya Region, to the south by the Sumbawanga Rural District and to the west by the Nkasi District. The district (and regional) capital is Sumbawanga. According to the 2002 Tanzania National Census, the population of the Sumbawanga Urban District was 147,483.Show on map
MalangaliMalangali is a ward in the city of Sumbawanga, in Rukwa Region, Tanzania. According to the 2002 census, the ward has a total population of 4,050.Show on map
Different buildings in Rukwa
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Mpanda AirportMpanda Airport (ICAO: HTMP) is an airport in western Tanzania serving the town of Mpanda and the surrounding Katavi Region. It is on the southeastern side of the town. The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR helped the Government of Tanzania to finance the upgrade of the airstrip into an airport as a gesture of its appreciation for hosting Burundian refugees for more than 30 years. The airport was officially opened by the Tanzanian Vice President Mohamed Gharib Bilal on 24 November 2012. The airport will help improve access to the Katavi National Park.Show on map
Sumbawanga AirportSumbawanga Airport (IATA: SUT, ICAO: HTSU) is an airport in western Tanzania serving the town of Sumbawanga in Rukwa Region. The government has sought funds from the European Investment Bank for the upgrade of the airport. Stella Manyanga, the Rukwa Regional Commissioner has instead urged the government to construct a new airport at Kisumba village as the present facility does not have enough land for future expansion. In April 2013, the Tanzania Airports Authority allocated funds for the evaluation of the area for the proposed future airport.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Rukwa
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Kalambo RiverThe Kalambo River forms part of the border between Zambia and Tanzania. It is a comparatively small stream which rises in the highlands north-east of Mbala at an elevation of about 1800 m and descends into the Albertine Rift, entering the southeastern end of Lake Tanganyika at an elevation of about 770 m, in a straight-line distance of only about 50 km. This accounts for its main claim to fame, its waterfall, Kalambo Falls, which is Africa's second highest (after South Africa's Tugela Falls). Below the falls, the river runs in a deep gorge.Show on map