Tanga Region

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Tanga Region
Mkoa wa Tanga  (Swahili)
Region
Western Usambara Mountains
Western Usambara Mountains
Location in Tanzania
Location in Tanzania
Country Tanzania
Zone Northern
Capital Tanga
Districts
Government
 • Regional Commissioner Chiku Galawa
Area
 • Total 26,677 km2 (10,300 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 2,045,205
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Postcode 21xxx
Area code(s) 027
Website tanga.go.tz

Tanga Region is one of the thirty administrative regions of Tanzania. It is bordered by Kenya and Kilimanjaro Region to the north; Manyara Region to the west; and Morogoro and Pwani regions to the south. Its eastern border is formed by the Indian Ocean. It has a population of about two million.

History[edit]

The region was previously known as Tanga Province and included Same and Mwanga districts that are at present in Kilimanjaro Region.

Districts[edit]

The region is administratively divided into eight districts:

Districts of Tanga Region
Map District Population
Tanzania Tanga location map2.svg Handeni 355,702
Kilindi 236,833
Korogwe 310,346
Lushoto 492,441
Muheza 204,461
Mkinga 118,065
Pangani 54,025
Tanga 273,332
Total 2,045,205

Demographics[edit]

As per the 2012 census, it has a population of 2,045,205[1] The tribes that have migrated to the region are the Pare, Wataita, Wasambaa, Wambugu, Segeju, Wadigo, Wanago and Wazigua.

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Coordinates: 5°18′15″S 38°19′3″E / 5.30417°S 38.31750°E / -5.30417; 38.31750