Simiyu Region

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Coordinates: 1°55′S 31°18′E / 1.917°S 31.300°E / -1.917; 31.300

Simiyu Region
Mkoa wa Simiyu  (Swahili)
Region
Location in Tanzania
Location in Tanzania
Country Tanzania
Zone Lake
Established 2012
Capital Bariadi
Government
 • Regional Commissioner Paschal Mabiti
Area
 • Total 25,212 km2 (9,734 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 1,584,157
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Postcode 39xxx
Area code(s) 028

Simiyu Region is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions. The regional capital is the town of Bariadi. The region was created in March 2012,[1] from part of Shinyanga Region.

According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 1,584,157.[2]:page 2 For 2002-2012, the region's 1.8 percent average annual population growth rate was the 23rd highest in the country.[2]:page 4 It was also the fifteenth most densely populated region with 63 people per square kilometer.[2]:page 6

Districts[edit]

The region is administratively divided into five districts:[1][3]

Districts of Simiyu Region
District Population (2012)
Bariadi 422,916
Busega 203,597
Itilima 313,900
Maswa 344,125
Meatu 299,619
Total 1,584,157

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (9 March 2012). "Tanzania: State Gazettes New Regions, Districts". Daily News (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania). 
  2. ^ a b c Population Distribution by Administrative Units, United Republic of Tanzania, 2013
  3. ^ "Postcodes Simiyu Region 39000" (PDF). Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA). 2012.