Mkoa wa Manyara (Swahili)
From top to bottom:
Mount Hanang from Mogitu Ward, Lake Babati and Mountain views in Arri Ward
The Tanzanite region; Home of Tanzanite 
|Coordinates: 4°18′54″S 36°57′14.76″E / 4.31500°S 36.9541000°ECoordinates: 4°18′54″S 36°57′14.76″E / 4.31500°S 36.9541000°E|
|Named for||Lake Manyara|
|• Total||14,522 km2 (5,607 sq mi)|
|• Rank||7th of 31|
|Highest elevation||3,418 m (11,214 ft)|
|• Rank||16th of 31|
|• Density||98/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|• Settler||Swahili & Maasai|
|• Native||Iraqw, Mbugwe, Assa, Barabaig & Gorowa|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
|ISO 3166 code||TZ-26|
low · 9th of 25
|Symbols of Tanzania|
|Tree||Yellow fever acacia|
Manyara Region (Mkoa wa Manyara in Swahili) is one of Tanzania's 31 administrative regions. The regional capital is the town of Babati. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 1,425,131, which was lower than the pre-census projection of 1,497,555.: page 2 For 2002–2012, the region's 3.2 percent average annual population growth rate was tied for the third highest in the country.: page 4 It was also the 22nd most densely populated region with 32 people per square kilometre.: page 6
Lake Manyara is in the northern part of the region. It is bordered to the north by the Arusha Region, to the northeast by the Kilimanjaro Region, to the east by the Tanga Region, to the south by the Dodoma Region, to the southeast by the Morogoro Region, to the southwest by the Singida Region, and to the northwest by the Simiyu Region. The highest mountain in the Manyara Region is Mount Hanang.
Manyara Region is inhabited by various ethnolinguistic groups and communities. The latter include the Assa, Gorowa, Kw'adza, Mbugwe, Datooga, Maasai and Barabaig and Irakw, which is the largest ethnic group in the region.
The regional commissioner of the Manyara Region is Makongoro Nyerere.
Residents of the Manyara Region are mostly farmers. The region's economy is based on the mining of Tanzanite gems on the Mererani Hills in north on the border with the Arusha Region. Other sources of income are from tourism to the Tarangire National Park, which is entirely located in the region, and Lake Manyara National Park.
One paved road passes through the western part of Manyara Region. Paved trunk road T14 from Singida connects with trunk road T5 in Babati town. Trunk road T5 from Dodoma to Arusha passes through the region; it is paved from Arusha up to Dodoma.
Manyara Region is divided into six districts, each administered by a council:
|Districts of Manyara Region|
- John Stephen Akhwari, Tanzanian Athlete from Mbulu District, Manyara
- Fabiano Joseph Nassi , Tanzanian Athlete from Babati, Manyara.
- Gidamis Shahanga, Tanzanian Athlete from Katesh, Hanang District, Manyara
- Frederick Sumaye, 7th Tanzanian Prime Minister
- ^ "Northern Regions Investment Guide" (PDF). Office of the Prime Minister, Regional Administration and Local Government. Retrieved 2023-02-12.
- ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Archived from the original on 2018-09-23. Retrieved 2020-02-26.
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- ^ Matthiessen, Peter (2010). The Tree Where Man Was Born. Penguin Classics. pp. 275–276. ISBN 0143106244.
- ^ Kitabu cha Mawasiliano Serikalini, Tanzania Government Directory, 2012, page 170
- ^ "Manyara Roads Network" (PDF). Tanroads. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
- Official website
- "Manyara Region Road Network" (PDF). July 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-01. Retrieved 2012-09-01.