Buzwagi Gold Mine, located in the eastern suburb of Kahama
|District||Kahama Urban District|
|• Type||Town Council|
|Population (2006 Estimate)|
|Time zone||GMT + 3|
Kahama is located in Kahama District, in Shinyanga Region, in northwestern Tanzania, approximately 109 kilometres (68 mi), by road, southwest of Shinyanga, where the regional headquarters are located. This location lies approximately 536 kilometres (333 mi), by road, northwest of Dodoma, the capital city of Tanzania.
As of January 2006, the population of Kahama, Tanzania was estimated at about 36,000.
Points of interest
The following points of interest are located landmarks in the town of Kahama or near its borders:
- The headquarters of Kahama District Administration
- The offices of Kahama Town Council
- Kahama Central Market
- A branch of Azania Bank
- A branch of CRDB Bank
- A branch of National Bank of Commerce
- A branch of NIC Bank Tanzania
- The Buzwagi Gold Mine
- Kahama Mining Corporation Limited (KMCL) - An underground gold mine operated by Barrick Gold, a Canadian mining company.
- Kahama General Hospital
- Kahama Airport
- The Dodoma-Bukoba Highway - The highway passes through town in a northwest to southeast direction.
- Northern Kahama Game Reserve - A national park located about 40 kilometres (25 mi), by road, north of the town of Kahama
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