Lindi Region

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Lindi Region

Mkoa wa Lindi  (Swahili)
Fort on the banks of Kilwa Kisiwani
Fort on the banks of Kilwa Kisiwani
Location in Tanzania
Location in Tanzania
 • Regional CommissionerHon. Godfrey Zambi
 • Total66,040 km2 (25,500 sq mi)
 • Total864,652
 • Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Area code(s)023
HDI (2018)0.490[1]
low · 20th of 25

Lindi Region is one of Tanzania's 31 administrative regions. The regional capital is the municipality of Lindi. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 864,652, which was lower than the pre-census projection of 960,236.[2]:page 2 For 2002–2012, the region's 0.9 percent average annual population growth rate was the 29th highest in the country.[2]:page 4 It was also the least densely populated region with 13 people per square kilometer.[2]:page 6

The Lindi Region borders on Pwani Region, Morogoro Region, Ruvuma Region, and Mtwara Region. Much of the western part of the Lindi Region is in the Selous Game Reserve.

The regional commissioner of the Lindi Region is Godfrey Zambi.[3]


The region is administratively divided into five districts:

Districts of Lindi Region
Map District Population (2012)
Tanzania Lindi Mjini location map.svg Kilwa 190,744
Lindi 272,984
Liwale 91,380
Nachingwea 178,464
Ruangwa 131,080
Total 864,652


  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  2. ^ a b c Population Distribution by Administrative Units, United Republic of Tanzania, 2013 Archived 2013-06-12 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ wa Lindi , Tanzania Government Directory, 2019

Coordinates: 9°30′S 38°30′E / 9.500°S 38.500°E / -9.500; 38.500