Tanga District

Tanga District (or Tanga City Council) is one of the ten districts of the Tanga Region of Tanzania. The district is bordered to the north by Mkinga District and to the south by Muheza District. The administrative capital of the district is Tanga city.

Tanga District
Location within Tanga Region (red)
Coordinates: 05°04′19″S 39°05′58″E
RegionTanga Region

According to the 2012 Tanzania National Census, the population of Tanga District was 273,332.[1]


Paved trunk road T13 from Segera to the Kenyan border passes through the district.[2]

Administrative subdivisions

As of 2012, Tanga District was administratively divided into 24 wards.[1]


  • Central
  • Chongoleani
  • Chumbageni
  • Duga
  • Kiomoni
  • Kirare
  • Mabawa
  • Mabokweni
  • Majengo
  • Makorora
  • Marungu
  • Maweni
  • Msambweni
  • Mwanzange
  • Mzingani
  • Mzizima
  • Ngamiani Kaskazini
  • Ngamiani Kati
  • Ngamiani Kusini
  • Nguvumali
  • Pongwe
  • Tangasisi
  • Tongoni
  • Usagara


  1. "2012 Population and Housing Census" (PDF). Development Partners Group Tanzania. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  2. "Tanga Region Roads Network" (PDF). Tanroads. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
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