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Katavi Region

Katavi Region
Mkoa wa Katavi  (Swahili)
Katuma River
Katuma River
Location in Tanzania
Location in Tanzania
Country Tanzania
Zone Southern Highlands
Capital Mpanda
 • Regional Commissioner Rajab Mtumwa
 • Total 45,843 km2 (17,700 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 564,604
 • Density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Postcode 50xxx
Area code(s) 025
Website .tz.gokatavi

Katavi Region is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions. The regional capital is Mpanda.[1]

In March 2012, shortly after the Katavi Region was created, Dr. Rajab Mtumwa Rutengwe was appointed Katavi Regional Commissioner. He was formerly the Mpanda District Commissioner.[2]


The region is administratively divided into two districts:[3]

Districts of Katavi Region
District Population (2012)
Mlele 282,568
Mpanda 282,036
Total 564,604


  1. ^ Staff (9 March 2012). "State Gazettes New Regions, Districts". The Daily News (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania). 
  2. ^ Staff (15 March 2012). "JK names RCs for new regions". The Citizen (Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania). 
  3. ^ "Postcodes: Katavi Region 50000". 
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