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Tanga Region

Tanga Region
Mkoa wa Tanga  (Swahili)
Western Usambara Mountains
Location in Tanzania
Location in Tanzania
Country Tanzania
Zone Northern
Capital Tanga
 • Regional Commissioner Chiku Galawa
 • Total 26,677 km2 (10,300 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 2,045,205
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Postcode 21xxx
Area code(s) 027
Website .tz.gotanga

Tanga Region is one of the thirty 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.


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


The region is administratively divided into eight districts:

Districts of Tanga Region
Map District Population
Handeni 355,702
Kilindi 236,833
Korogwe 310,346
Lushoto 492,441
Muheza 204,461
Mkinga 118,065
Pangani 54,025
Tanga 273,332
Total 2,045,205


As per the 2012 census, it has a population of 2,045,205[1] The tribes that have migrated to the region are the Pare, Wataita, Wasambaa, Wambugu, Segeju, Wadigo, Wanago and Wazigua.


  1. ^ Population Distribution by Administrative Units, United Republic of Tanzania, 2013

External links

  • Tanga Region Socio-Economic Profile

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