Location of Shinyanga Region in Tanzania
Shinyanga Region is one of the 30 administrative regions of Tanzania. Its capital is Shinyanga. It is bordered to the north by the Mwanza, Mara, and Kagera Regions and to the south by the Tabora Region. Kigoma Region borders to the west, Singida Region to the southeast, and the Arusha and Manyara Regions to the east.
The population of Shinyanga Region according to the 2012 census was 1,534,808.
Map of Shinyanga's Districts
Shinyanga Region is divided into five administrative districts: Kahama, Kahama Urban, Kishapu, Shinyanga Rural, and Shinyanga Urban.
The predominant tribes of the Shinyanga region are the Sukuma, Nyamwezi and Sumbwa tribes. Traditional agriculture in the area varies, but it is often maize, cotton, and rice production.
Coordinates: 3°45′S 33°00′E / 3.750°S 33.000°E