Simiyu Region

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Coordinates: 1°55′S 31°18′E / 1.917°S 31.300°E / -1.917; 31.300

Simiyu Region

Mkoa wa Simiyu  (Swahili)
Location in Tanzania
Location in Tanzania
 • Regional CommissionerAnthony Mtaka
 • Total25,212 km2 (9,734 sq mi)
 • Total1,584,157
 • Density63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Area code(s)028
HDI (2018)0.490[1]
low · 20th of 25

Simiyu Region is one of Tanzania's 31 administrative regions. The regional capital is the town of Bariadi. The region was created in March 2012,[2] from part of Shinyanga Region.

According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 1,584,157.[3]:page 2 For 2002-2012, the region's 1.8 percent average annual population growth rate was the twenty-third-highest in the country.[3]:page 4 It was also the fifteenth-most-densely-populated region with 63 people per square kilometer.[3]:page 6


The region is administratively divided into five districts:[2][4]

Districts of Simiyu Region
Map with main roads in green District Population (2012 Census)
Simiyu-Region.svg Bariadi 422,916
Busega 203,597
Itilima 313,900
Maswa 344,125
Meatu 299,619
Total 1,584,157


  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  2. ^ a b Staff (9 March 2012). "Tanzania: State Gazettes New Regions, Districts". Daily News. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Archived from the original on 2012-08-23.
  3. ^ a b c Population Distribution by Administrative Units, United Republic of Tanzania, 2013 Archived 2013-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Postcodes Simiyu Region 39000" (PDF). Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA). 2012.