Tabora Region

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Tabora Region

Mkoa wa Tabora  (Swahili)
Tabora landscape during the 1900s
Tabora landscape during the 1900s
Location in Tanzania
Location in Tanzania
 • Regional CommissionerHon. Aggrey Mwanri
 • Total76,150 km2 (29,400 sq mi)
 • Total2,291,623
 • Density30/km2 (78/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Area code(s)026
HDI (2018)0.464[1]
low · 25th of 25
WebsiteRegional website

Tabora Region is one of Tanzania's 31 administrative regions. The regional capital is the municipality of Tabora. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 2,291,623, which was lower than the pre-census projection of 2,539,715 .[2]:page 2 For 2002–2012, the region's 2.9 percent average annual population growth rate was the ninth-highest in the country.[2]:page 4 It was also the 24th-most-densely-populated region with 30 people per square kilometre.[2]:page 6 The region's average household size of 6.0 persons was the third-highest in the country.[2]:page 8

The region is in the central-western part of the country. It is bordered to the north by Shinyanga Region, to the east by Singida Region, to the south by Mbeya Region, to the southwest by Katavi Region, to the west by Kigoma Region, and to the northwest by Geita Region. With a size of 76,151 square kilometres (29,402 sq mi),[3] the region is slightly larger than Panama (75,417 square kilometres (29,119 sq mi)). Therefore, with its 76,151-square-kilometre (29,402 sq mi) size, Tabora Region is Tanzania's largest region by area. Forest reserves cover 34,698 square kilometres (13,397 sq mi) (46% of the region), and game reserves cover 17,122 square kilometres (6,611 sq mi) (22% of the region).[4] Most economic activity in the region is agricultural.

The regional commissioner of Tabora is Aggrey Mwanri.


The region is administratively divided into seven districts:

Districts of Tabora Region
Map District Population (2012)
Tabora-Region.svg Igunga 399,727
Kaliua 393,358
Nzega 502,252
Sikonge 179,883
Tabora Municipal 226,999
Urambo 192,781
Uyui 396,623
Total 2,291,623


  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  2. ^ a b c d Population Distribution by Administrative Units, United Republic of Tanzania, 2013 Archived 2013-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Statistical Abstract 2011, Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics Archived 2013-11-05 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Tabora Overview", Invest in Tabora - Tanzania, Tabora Municipal Council Archived 2014-04-29 at the Wayback Machine

Coordinates: 5°30′S 32°50′E / 5.500°S 32.833°E / -5.500; 32.833