Korogwe

Korogwe is a town in Tanzania, with a population of 44,000 in 2002. It is the main centre of Korogwe District, which is within the Tanga Region.

Korogwe
Town
The road to Korogwe with the Usambara mountains in the back ground.
Nickname(s): 
Koogwe
Korogwe District in Tanga Region
Korogwe
Location of Korogwe.
Korogwe
Korogwe (Africa)
Korogwe
Korogwe (Earth)
Coordinates: 05°09′21″S 38°27′01″E
CountryTanzania
RegionTanga Region
DistrictKorogwe District
Government
  TypeTown Council
Population
 (2002)
  Total44,000
Ethnicity
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (not observed)
Area code(s)027
Websitewww.tanga.go.tz

Overview

The town is the seat of the Anglican Diocese of Tanga and has a cathedral church dedicated to St. Michael and All Angels. It also has a teacher training college and a number of secondary schools.

The district is drained by tributaries of the Pangani River.

Health care

The Magunga district hospital is the home of the NIMR Korogwe Research Laboratory. The building was designed by the Danish architect Jakob Knudsen (see also picture below). Great effort was taken to adapt the building to local environment and climate. The building was officially opened on 19 September 2008 and has since been used to support malaria vaccine trials.

Transport

Road

Korogwe is a road and rail junction, where the routes from Tanga link those from Dar es Salaam to the northern cities of Arusha and Moshi.


References


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