Korogwe

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Korogwe
Town
Road to Korogwe
Road to Korogwe
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Korogwe District in Tanga Region
Korogwe is located in Tanzania
Korogwe
Korogwe
Location in Tanzania
Coordinates: 05°09′21″S 38°27′01″E / 5.15583°S 38.45028°E / -5.15583; 38.45028Coordinates: 05°09′21″S 38°27′01″E / 5.15583°S 38.45028°E / -5.15583; 38.45028
Country  Tanzania
Region Tanga Region
District Korogwe District
Government
 • Type Town Council
Population (2002)
 • Total 44,000
Ethnicity
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
 • Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+3)
Area code(s) 027
Website tanga.go.tz
Magunga Hospital Laboratory designed by Jakob Knudsen
St. Michael's Cathedral

Korogwe is a town in Tanzania, with a population of 44,000 in 2002. It is the main centre of Korogwe District, which is within the Tanga Region.

Overview[edit]

The town is the seat of the Anglican Diocese of Tanga and has a cathedral church dedicated to St. Michael and All Angels. It also has a teacher training college and a number of secondary schools.

The district is drained by tributaries of the pangani river.

Health care[edit]

The Magunga district hospital is the home of the NIMR Korogwe Research Laboratory. The building was designed by the Danish architect Jakob Knudsen (see also picture below). Great effort was taken to adapt the building to local environment and climate. The building was officially opened on 19 September 2008 and has since been used to support malaria vaccine trials.

Transport[edit]

Korogwe is a road and rail junction, where the routes from Tanga link those from Dar-es-Salaam to the northern cities of Arusha and Moshi.

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