Nguru Mountains

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The Nguru Mountains are a mountain range in Morogoro District, Tanzania, Africa. The mountains are predominantly covered with rainforest, are abundant with 83 species of bird life (Romdal 2001), and are the home of African violets. There are a number of forest reserves in the mountains.

The Nguru Mountains form the beginning of the rim mountain range which continues through Ussagara and Uhehe and extends to the Nyassa. Parts of the range rise to 2130 metres. The main outflow of water from the mountains is via the Wami River.

(Some text is taken from the public-domain 'Deutscher Kolonialatlas' (German Colonial Atlas) of 1913.)

Further reading[edit]

  • Romdal T. "An ornithological survey of the Nguru Mountains, Tanzania". Scopus 22, pages 49–62. 2001.
  • Monela, G.C. Tropical rainforest deforestation; biodiversity, benefits and sustainable land use: analysis of economic and ecological aspects related to the Nguru Mountains, Tanzania. PhD Thesis, Norway, 1994.

Coordinates: 6°00′S 37°30′E / 6.000°S 37.500°E / -6.000; 37.500