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Tabora Region

Tabora Region
Mkoa wa Tabora  (Swahili)
Tabora landscape during the 1900s
Tabora landscape during the 1900s
Location in Tanzania
Location in Tanzania
Country Tanzania
Zone Central
Capital Tabora
 • Regional Commissioner Fatuma Mwassa
 • Total 76,150 km2 (29,400 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 2,291,623
 • Density 30/km2 (78/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Postcode 45xxx
Area code(s) 026
Website .tz.gotabora

Tabora Region is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions. The regional capital is the municipality of Tabora. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 2,291,623, which was lower than the pre-census projection of 2,539,715 .[1]:page 2 For 2002-2012, the region's 2.9 percent average annual population growth rate was the ninth highest in the country.[1]:page 4 It was also the 24th most densely populated region with 30 people per square kilometre.[1]:page 6 The region's average household size of 6.0 persons was the third highest in the country.[1]:page 8

The region is in the central-western part of the country. With a size of 76,151 square kilometres (29,402 sq mi),[2] the region is slightly larger than Panama (75,417 square kilometres (29,119 sq mi)). Therefore, with its 76,151 square kilometres (29,402 sq mi) size, Tabora Region is Tanzania's largest region by area. Forest reserves cover 34,698 square kilometres (13,397 sq mi) (46% of the region), and game reserves cover 17,122 square kilometres (6,611 sq mi) (22% of the region).[3] Most economic activity in the region is agricultural.

The regional commissioner of Tabora is Ludovic Mwananzila.


The region is administratively divided into seven districts:

Districts of Tabora Region
Map District Population (2012)
Igunga 399,727
Kaliua 393,358
Nzega 502,252
Sikonge 179,883
Tabora Municipal 226,999
Urambo 192,781
Uyui 396,623
Total 2,291,623


  1. ^ a b c d Population Distribution by Administrative Units, United Republic of Tanzania, 2013
  2. ^ Statistical Abstract 2011, Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics
  3. ^ "Tabora Overview", Invest in Tabora - Tanzania, Tabora Municipal Council

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