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Regions of Tanzania

Tanzania is divided into thirty-one regions or mikoa.[1]

HistoryEdit

In 1975, Tanzania had 25 regions. In 1970s, the name of the Ziwa Magharibi Region (West Lake Region) changed to Kagera Region. In 2002, Manyara Region was created out of part of Arusha Region.[1] In 2012, four regions were created: Geita, Katavi, Njombe, and Simiyu.[2] In 2016, Songwe Region was created from the western part of Mbeya Region.[3][4]

List of regionsEdit

Region Capital Districts Area Population (2012) Postcode Zone Map
Arusha Region Arusha 7 37,576 km2 (14,508 sq mi) 1,694,310 23xxx Northern  
Dar es Salaam Region Dar es Salaam 5 1,393 km2 (538 sq mi) 4,364,541 11xxx Coastal  
Dodoma Region Dodoma 7 41,311 km2 (15,950 sq mi) 2,083,588 41xxx Central  
Geita Region Geita 5 20,054 km2 (7,743 sq mi) 1,739,530 30xxx Lake  
Iringa Region Iringa 5 35,503 km2 (13,708 sq mi) 941,238 51xxx Southern Highlands  
Kagera Region Bukoba 8 25,265 km2 (9,755 sq mi) 2,458,023 35xxx Lake  
Katavi Region Mpanda 3 45,843 km2 (17,700 sq mi) 564,604 50xxx Western  
Kigoma Region Kigoma 8 37,040 km2 (14,300 sq mi) 2,127,930 47xxx Western  
Kilimanjaro Region Moshi 6 13,250 km2 (5,120 sq mi) 1,640,087 25xxx Northern  
Lindi Region Lindi 6 66,040 km2 (25,500 sq mi) 864,652 65xxx Southern  
Manyara Region Babati 6 44,522 km2 (17,190 sq mi) 1,425,131 27xxx Northern  
Mara Region Musoma 7 21,760 km2 (8,400 sq mi) 1,743,830 31xxx Lake  
Mbeya Region Mbeya 7 35,954 km2 (13,882 sq mi) 2,707,410[a] 53xxx Southern Highlands  
Mjini Magharibi Region (Zanzibar) Zanzibar City 2 230 km2 (89 sq mi) 593,678 71xxx Zanzibar  
Morogoro Region Morogoro 7 70,624 km2 (27,268 sq mi) 2,218,492 67xxx Coastal  
Mtwara Region Mtwara 7 16,710 km2 (6,450 sq mi) 1,270,854 63xxx Southern  
Mwanza Region Mwanza 7 9,467 km2 (3,655 sq mi) 2,772,509 33xxx Lake  
Njombe Region Njombe 6 21,347 km2 (8,242 sq mi) 702,097 59xxx Southern Highlands  
Pemba North Region Wete 2 574 km2 (222 sq mi) 211,732 75xxx Zanzibar  
Pemba South Region Chake-Chake 2 332 km2 (128 sq mi) 195,116 74xxx Zanzibar  
Pwani Region Kibaha 7 32,547 km2 (12,566 sq mi) 1,098,668 61xxx Coastal  
Rukwa Region Sumbawanga 4 22,792 km2 (8,800 sq mi) 1,004,539 55xxx Southern Highlands  
Ruvuma Region Songea 6 63,669 km2 (24,583 sq mi) 1,376,891 57xxx Southern Highlands  
Shinyanga Region Shinyanga 5 18,901 km2 (7,298 sq mi) 1,534,808 37xxx Lake  
Simiyu Region Bariadi 5 25,212 km2 (9,734 sq mi) 1,584,157 39xxx Lake  
Singida Region Singida 6 49,340 km2 (19,050 sq mi) 1,370,637 43xxx Central  
Songwe Region Vwawa 5 27,656 km2 (10,678 sq mi) [a] Southern Highlands  
Tabora Region Tabora 7 76,150 km2 (29,400 sq mi) 2,291,623 45xxx Western  
Tanga Region Tanga 10 26,667 km2 (10,296 sq mi) 2,045,205 21xxx Northern  
Unguja North Region (Zanzibar) Mkokotoni 2 470 km2 (180 sq mi) 187,455 73xxx Zanzibar  
Unguja South Region (Zanzibar) Koani 2 854 km2 (330 sq mi) 115,588 72xxx Zanzibar  

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Songwe Region did not exist at the time of the 2012 Tanzanian census: it was split from the western part of Mbeya Region in 2016. The four districts and one town now comprising Songwe Region reported a combined population of 998,862 in the 2012 census. The seven districts now comprising Mbeya Region reported a combined population of 1,708,548 in the 2012 census.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Regions of Tanzania". Statoids. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Tanzania: State Gazettes New Regions, Districts". Daily News. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  3. ^ "History". Songwe Regional Commissioner's Office. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Welcome to Mbeya Region". Mbeya Regional Commissioner Office. Archived from the original on 22 February 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Sub-Divisional Population Projection for Year 2016 and 2017 Based on 2012 Population and Housing Census" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 1 December 2017.