Morogoro Region

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Morogoro Region
Mkoa wa Morogoro  (Swahili)
Region
Uluguru Mountains
Uluguru Mountains
Location in Tanzania
Location in Tanzania
Country Tanzania
Zone Coastal
Capital Morogoro
Government
 • Regional Commissioner Joel Bendera
Area
 • Total 70,624 km2 (27,268 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 2,218,492
 • Density 31/km2 (81/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Postcode 67xxx
Area code(s) 023
Website morogoro.go.tz

Morogoro Region is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions. The regional capital is the municipality of Morogoro. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 2,218,492, which was higher than the pre-census projection of 2,209,072 .[1]:page 2 For 2002-2012, the region's 2.4 percent average annual population growth rate was tied for the fourteenth highest in the country.[1]:page 4 It was also the 22nd most densely populated region with 31 people per square kilometer.[1]:page 6

Morogoro Region is bordered to the north by the Tanga Region, to the east by the Pwani and Lindi Regions, to the south by the Ruvuma Region and to the west by the Iringa and Dodoma Regions.

The regional commissioner of the Morogoro Region is Joel Nkaya Bendera.[2]

Administrative subdivisions[edit]

Districts[edit]

The region is administratively divided into six districts:

Districts of Morogoro Region
Map District Population (2012)
Tanzania Morogoro location map2.svg Gairo 193,011
Kilombero 407,880
Kilosa 438,175
Morogoro 602,114
Mvomero 312,109
Ulanga 265,203
Total 2,218,492

Constituencies[edit]

For parliamentary elections, Tanzania is divided into constituencies. As of the 2010 elections Morogoro Region had ten constituencies:[3]

Education[edit]

The Morogoro Region has a number of universities, including the Sokoine University of Agriculture, Jordan University College, Morogoro Muslim University, and Mzumbe University. There are also colleges such as Morogoro Teachers' College, Dakawa Teachers' College, and Land College.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 8°00′S 37°00′E / 8.000°S 37.000°E / -8.000; 37.000