Simiyu Region

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,[1] from part of Shinyanga Region.

Simiyu Region

Mkoa wa Simiyu  (Swahili)
Location in Tanzania
CountryTanzania
ZoneLake
Established2012
CapitalBariadi
Government
  Regional CommissionerAnthony Mtaka
Area
  Total25,212 km2 (9,734 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
  Total1,584,157
  Density63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Postcode
39xxx
Area code(s)028

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

Districts

The region is administratively divided into five districts:[1][3]

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

References

  1. Staff (9 March 2012). "Tanzania: State Gazettes New Regions, Districts". Daily News. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Archived from the original on 2012-08-23.
  2. Population Distribution by Administrative Units, United Republic of Tanzania, 2013 Archived 2013-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Postcodes Simiyu Region 39000" (PDF). Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA). 2012.
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