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Uvinza, known as Neu Gottorp during the German colonial rule, is a town in western Tanzania in the highlands. Elevation 996m.


During the German colonial period the town was named Neu Gottorp and a railway line was built in the 1900s linking it to Dar es Salaam.


Uvinza has a station on the Tanzanian Railways. In October 2007, it was proposed to build a branch railway to Bujumbura in Burundi junctioning off from here.[1]

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  1. ^ Railway Gazette International November 2007, p688

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Coordinates: 05°06′13″S 30°23′28″E / 5.10361°S 30.39111°E / -5.10361; 30.39111