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Wards of Tanzania

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Wards of Tanzania

Subdivisions of Tanzania
Location Tanzania
Subdivisions Region (26)
District (127)
Ward (Urban) > Street
Ward (Rural) > Village > Hamlet

The administrative divisions of Tanzania are controlled by Part I, Article 2.2 of the Constitution of Tanzania.[1] Tanzania is divided into twenty six regions (mkoa in Swahili). Each region is subdivided into districts (wilaya in Swahili). The districts are sub-divided into divisions and further into local wards. Wards are further subdivided for management purposes: for urban wards into streets (mitaa in Swahili) and for rural wards into villages (kijiji in Swahili). The villages may be further subdivided into hamlets (vitongoji in Swahili).


Main article: Regions of Tanzania

In 1922 under the British Tanganyika was divided into twenty-two regions, known as "divisions": Arusha, Bagamoyo, Bukoba, Daressalam, Dodoma, Iringa, Kilwa, Kondoa-Irangi, Lindi, Mahenge, Morogoro, Moshi, Mwanza, Pangani, Rufiji, Rungwe, Songea, Tabora, Tanga, Ufipa, Ujiji, and Usambara.


Main article: Districts of Tanzania



A ward or shehia is the lowest government administrative structure at the community level and usually represent between 1,000 to 21,000 people. Rural wards are composed of several communities. Urban wards represent a single town, or a portion of a larger town or city.


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