Regions of Tanzania

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Regions of Tanzania.

Tanzania is divided into thirty regions, or "mkoa".[1]

History[edit]

In 1975 there were twenty-five regions in Tanzania. In 2002 one region changed its name, from Ziwa Magharibi Region (West Lake Region) to Kagera Region. In 2003 Manyara Region was created out of part of Arusha Region.[1] In 2012 four more regions were created: Geita, Katavi, Njombe and Simiyu[2]

List of regions[edit]


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Region Capital Districts Area (km2) Population Postcode Zone Map
Arusha Region Arusha 7 37,576 1,694,310 23xxx Northern Tanzania Arusha location map.svg
Dar es Salaam Region Dar es Salaam 3 1,393 4,364,541 11xxx Coastal Tanzania DarEsSalaam location map.svg
Dodoma Region Dodoma 7 41,311 2,083,588 41xxx Central Tanzania Dodoma location map.svg
Geita Region Geita 5 20,054 1,739,530 30xxx Lake Tanzania Geita Region location map.svg
Iringa Region Iringa 5 35,503 941,238 51xxx Southern Highlands Tanzania Iringa location map.svg
Kagera Region Bukoba 8 25,265 2,458,023 35xxx Lake Tanzania Kagera location map.svg
Katavi Region Mpanda 3 45,843 564,604 50xxx Southern Highlands Tanzania Katavi location map.svg
Kigoma Region Kigoma 8 37,040 2,127,930 47xxx Lake Tanzania Kigoma location map.svg
Kilimanjaro Region Moshi 7 13,250 1,640,087 25xxx Northern Tanzania Kilimanjaro location map.svg
Lindi Region Lindi 6 66,040 864,652 65xxx Coastal Tanzania Lindi location map.svg
Manyara Region Babati 6 44,522 1,425,131 27xxx Northern Tanzania Manyara location map.svg
Mara Region Musoma 7 21,760 1,743,830 31xxx Lake Tanzania Mara location map.svg
Mbeya Region Mbeya 10 60,350 2,707,410 53xxx Southern Highlands Tanzania Mbeya location map.svg
Morogoro Region Morogoro 7 70,624 2,218,492 67xxx Coastal Tanzania Morogoro location map.svg
Mtwara Region Mtwara 7 16,710 1,270,854 63xxx Coastal Tanzania Mtwara location map.svg
Mwanza Region Mwanza 7 9,467 2,772,509 33xxx Lake Tanzania Mwanza location map.svg
Njombe Region Njombe 6 21,347 702,097 59xxx Southern Highlands Tanzania Njombe Region location map.svg
Pemba North Region Wete 2 574 211,732 75xxx Zanzibar Tanzania PembaNorth location map.svg
Pemba South Region Chake Chake 2 332 195,116 74xxx Zanzibar Tanzania PembaSouth location map.svg
Pwani Region Kibaha 7 32,547 1,098,668 61xxx Coastal Tanzania Pwani location map.svg
Rukwa Region Sumbawanga 4 22,792 1,004,539 55xxx Southern Highlands Tanzania Rukwa location map.svg
Ruvuma Region Songea 6 63,669 1,376,891 57xxx Southern Highlands Tanzania Ruvuma location map.svg
Shinyanga Region Shinyanga 5 18,901 1,534,808 37xxx Lake Tanzania Shinyanga location map.svg
Simiyu Region Bariadi 5 25,212 1,584,157 39xxx Lake Tanzania Simiyu location map.svg
Singida Region Singida 6 49,340 1,370,637 43xxx Central Tanzania Singida location map.svg
Tabora Region Tabora 7 76,150 2,291,623 45xxx Central Tanzania Tabora location map.svg
Tanga Region Tanga 10 26,667 2,045,205 21xxx Northern Tanzania Tanga location map.svg
Zanzibar North Region Mkokotoni 2 470 187,455 73xxx Zanzibar Tanzania UngujaNorth location map.svg
Zanzibar South Region Koani 2 854 115,588 72xxx Zanzibar Tanzania UngujaCentralSouth location map.svg
Zanzibar Urban West Region Zanzibar City 2 230 593,678 71xxx Zanzibar Tanzania UngujaUrbanWest location map.svg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Regions of Tanzania". Statoids. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tanzania: State Gazettes New Regions, Districts". Daily News (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania).