Tanga Region

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Tanga Region
Mkoa wa Tanga  (Swahili)
The western Usambara Mountains
The western Usambara Mountains
Location in Tanzania
Location in Tanzania
CountryTanzania
ZoneNorthern
CapitalTanga
Districts
Government
 • Regional CommissionerMartin Shigela
Area
 • Total26,677 km2 (10,300 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total2,045,205
 • Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Postcode
21xxx
Area code(s)027
HDI (2018)0.547[1]
low · 8th of 25
Websitewww.tanga.go.tz

Tanga Region is one of the 31 administrative regions of Tanzania. It is bordered by Kenya and Kilimanjaro Region to the north; Manyara Region to the west; and Morogoro and Pwani regions to the south. Its eastern border is formed by the Indian Ocean. It has a population of about two million.

History[edit]

The region was previously known as Tanga Province and included Same and Mwanga districts that are at present in Kilimanjaro Region.

Districts[edit]

The region is administratively divided into ten districts:[2]

Districts of Tanga Region
Map District Population
(2012 Census)
Tanga-Region.svg Handeni District 276,646
Handeni Town 79,056
Kilindi District 236,833
Korogwe District 242,038
Korogwe Town 68,308
Lushoto District 492,441
Muheza District 204,461
Mkinga District 118,065
Pangani District 54,025
Tanga City 273,332
Total 2,045,205

Demographics[edit]

As per the 2012 census, it has a population of 2,045,205[3] The tribes that have migrated to the region are the Pare, Wataita, Wasambaa, Wambugu, Segeju, Wadigo, Wanago and Wazigua.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  2. ^ "Tanga Region - Councils". Tanga Region. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Population Distribution by Administrative Units, United Republic of Tanzania, 2013" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Finance, Dar es Salaam and Office of Chief Government Statistician, President’s Office, Zanzibar. March 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 12, 2013.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 5°18′15″S 38°19′3″E / 5.30417°S 38.31750°E / -5.30417; 38.31750