Morogoro Region

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Morogoro Region
Mkoa wa Morogoro  (Swahili)
Uluguru Mountains
Location in Tanzania
Location in Tanzania
 • Regional CommissionerStephen Kebwe
 • Total70,624 km2 (27,268 sq mi)
 • Total2,218,492
 • Density31/km2 (81/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Area code(s)023
HDI (2018)0.525[1]
low · 12th of 25
WebsiteRegional website

Morogoro Region is one of Tanzania's 31 administrative regions. The regional capital is the municipality of Morogoro. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 2,218,492, which was higher than the pre-census projection of 2,209,072 .[2]: page 2  For 2002–2012, the region's 2.4 percent average annual population growth rate was tied for the fourteenth highest in the country.[2]: page 4  It was also the 22nd most densely populated region with 31 people per square kilometer.[2]: page 6 

Morogoro Region is bordered to the north by the Tanga Region, to the east by the Pwani and Lindi Regions, to the south by the Ruvuma Region and to the west by the Iringa and Dodoma Regions.

The regional commissioner of the Morogoro Region is Dr.Kebwe Steven Kebwe.[3]

Administrative subdivisions[edit]


The region is administratively divided into seven districts:

Districts of Morogoro Region
Map District Population
Tanzania Morogoro location map2.svg Gairo District 193,011
Ifakara Township N/A
Kilombero District 407,880
Kilosa District 438,175
Malinyi District 114,202
Morogoro District 286,248
Morogoro Municipal 315,866
Mvomero District 312,109
Ulanga District 151,001
Total 2,218,492


For parliamentary elections, Tanzania is divided into constituencies. As of the 2010 elections Morogoro Region had ten constituencies:[4]

A truck in a village near Morogoro.


The Morogoro Region has a number of universities, including the Sokoine University of Agriculture, Jordan University College, Morogoro Muslim University, and Mzumbe University. There are also colleges such as Morogoro Teachers' College, Dakawa Teachers' College, and Land College.


Morogoro region also hosts many wild animals, some of which are in The Big Five scattered in Mikumi National Park, Udzungwa Mountains National Park and Selous Game reserve.


  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 2013-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Kitabu cha Mawasiliano Serikalini, Tanzania Government Directory, 2012, page 175
  4. ^ "Organisations located in Morogoro Region - Tanzania". African Development Information.

Coordinates: 8°00′S 37°00′E / 8.000°S 37.000°E / -8.000; 37.000