Geita Region

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Geita Region
Mkoa wa Geita  (Swahili)
Region
Geita open pit gold mine
Geita open pit gold mine
Location in Tanzania
Location in Tanzania
Country Tanzania
Zone Lake
Created March 2012
Capital Geita
Government
 • Regional Commissioner Said Mgalula
Area
 • Total 20,054 km2 (7,743 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 1,739,530
 • Density 87/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Postcode 30xxx
Area code(s) 028
Website geitadc.go.tz

Geita Region is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions. The town of Geita is the capital. The region was created in March 2012[1] from portions of the Shinyanga, Mwanza, and Kagera regions.[2]

The regional commissioner of the Geita Region is Magalula Saidi Magalula.[3]

Districts[edit]

The region is administratively divided into five districts:[1]

Districts of Geita Region
District Population (2012)
Bukombe 224,542
Chato 365,127
Geita 807,619
Mbogwe 193,922
Nyang'hwale 148,320
Total 1,739,530

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