Tanga Region

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.

Tanga Region

Mkoa wa Tanga  (Swahili)
The western Usambara Mountains
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
Websitewww.tanga.go.tz

History

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

Districts

The region is administratively divided into ten districts:[1]

Districts of Tanga Region
Map District Population
Handeni Rural 276,646
Handeni Urban 79,056
Kilindi 236,833
Korogwe Rural 242,038
Korogwe Urban 68,308
Lushoto 492,441
Muheza 204,461
Mkinga 118,065
Pangani 54,025
Tanga 273,332
Total 2,045,205

Demographics

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

References

  1. "Tanga Region - Councils". Tanga Region. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  2. "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.


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