Mjini Magharibi Region

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Urban West Region
Mkoa wa Mjini Magharibi  (Swahili)
Mjini Magharibi Region
Aerial view of Stone Town
Aerial view of Stone Town
Location in Tanzania
Location in Tanzania
Country Tanzania
Zone Zanzibar
CapitalZanzibar City
 • Total230 km2 (90 sq mi)
 • Total593,678
 • Density2,600/km2 (6,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Area code(s)024
HDI (2019)0.693[1]
medium · 1st

Mjini Magharibi Region (also known as the Zanzibar Urban West Region)[2] is one of the 31 regions of Tanzania. Located on the island of Unguja, Zanzibar City serves as the region's capital. According to the 2012 Tanzania National Census, the population of the Zanzibar Urban/West Region was 593,678.[3]

Administrative divisions[edit]


The region is administratively divided into two districts:

Districts of Mjini Magharibi Region
Map District Population (2012)
Tanzania UngujaUrbanWest location map.svg Magharibi 370,645
Mjini 223,033
Total 593,678


For parliamentary elections, Tanzania is divided into constituencies. As of the 2010 elections Zanzibar Urban/West Region had nineteen constituencies:[4]

  • Amani Constituency (Urban)
  • Bububu Constituency (West)
  • Chumbuni Constituency (Urban)
  • Dimani Constituency (West)
  • Dole Constituency (West)
  • Fuoni Constituency (West)
  • Jang'ombe Constituency (Urban)
  • Kiembesamaki Constituency (West)
  • Kikwajuni Constituency (Urban)
  • Kwahani Constituency (Urban)
  • Kwamtipura Constituency (Urban)
  • Magogoni Constituency (West)
  • Magomeni Constituency (Urban)
  • Mfenesini Constituency (West)
  • Mji Mkongwe Constituency (Urban)
  • Mpendae Constituency (Urban)
  • Mtoni Constituency (West)
  • Mwanakwerekwe Constituency (West)
  • Raha Leo Constituency (Urban)


  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  2. ^ Zanzibar Urban/West Region (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. ^ "2002 Population and Housing General Report: Urban West". Archived from the original on 18 March 2004.
  4. ^ "Organisations located in Zanzibar City - Tanzania". African Development Information.

Coordinates: 6°10′00″S 39°15′00″E / 6.1667°S 39.2500°E / -6.1667; 39.2500