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Mwanza Region: Mwanza is a port city on the shore of Lake Victoria, in northern Tanzania. It’s ringed by green hills. They city is known for unusual rock formations like Bismarck Rock, near the Kamanga Ferry Terminal. In the center of town are colonial buildings like the crumbling hilltop Dr. Robert Koch’s House. The 1935 Indian Public Library, mosques and Hindu temples reflect Indian influence. The Makoroboi area is full of shops.
Mwanza city, besides being a headquarters of the City council, it is also the headquarters of Mwanza region,a major Tanzanian port of Lake Victoria and a business centre of a Great Lake Region and East Africa Community. The City can easily be reached by Ugandans and Kenyans through Lake Victoriaand by road to countries such Rwanda, DRC and Burundi.
Mwanza City is located on the southern shores of Lake Victoria in Northwest Tanzania. It covers an area of 256.45 Kilometer square of which 184.90 (72 percentages) is dry land and 71.55 Kilometer (28 percentages) is covered by water. Of the 184.90 kilometer dry land area, approximately 173 kilometer is urbanized while the remaining areas consist of forested land, valleys, cultivated plains, grassy and undulating rocky hill areas.
Administratively,Mwanza city was established in 2000 and became among the eight councils of Mwanza Region. It iscomprises of one division, namely Nyamagana, 18 wards and 175 streets. However, it is important to note that, although the law identify Mwanza as a city, still has both rural and urban locations resulted to have both urban and rural wards. The urban wards comprises with Mbugani, Butimba, Mkuyuni, Mabatini, Nyegezi, Nyamagana, Igoma, Pamba, Mkolani, Mirongo, Isamilo and 9 Igogo. The rural wards formed by Lwanhima, kishili,Buhongwa, Mhandu, Mahina and Luchelele.
Districts of Mwanza Region
Geita Region is one of the United Republic of Tanzania’s 31 administrative regions. Located in north-west Tanzania, the region was established in March 2012, from parts of Shinyanga, Kagera and Mwanza regions. It comprises of five districts, and six councils, one of which is a town council.
Ilemela District is one of the seven districts of the Mwanza Region of Tanzania with a postcode number 33200. It is bordered to the north and west by Lake Victoria, to the east by Magu District, and to the south by Nyamagana District. Part of the region’s capital, the town of Mwanza, is within Ilemela District.
Kwimba District is one of the seven districts of the Mwanza Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the north by the Magu District, to the east by Maswa District and Kishapu District, to the south by Shinyanga Rural District, and to the west by Misungwi District. The district seat is at Ngudu.
Misungwi District is one of the seven districts of the Mwanza Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the north by Nyamagana District and Magu District, to the east by Kwimba District, to the south by Shinyanga Rural District and to the west by Nyang’hwale District and Lake Victoria.
Nyamagana District is one of the seven districts of the Mwanza Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the north by Ilemela District, to the east by Magu District, to the south by Misungwi District and to the west by the Mwanza Bay of Lake Victoria. Click the title to read more about Nyamagana.
Sengerema District: is one of seven districts in the Mwanza Region of Tanzania, East Africa. It is bordered to the north and east by Lake Victoria, to the south by Geita Region and to the southeast by the Misungwi District. As of 2002, the population of Sengerema District was 501,915.
Magu District is one of the seven districts of the Mwanza Region of Tanzania, East Africa. Its administrative centre is the town of Magu on the Simiyu River. It is bordered to the north by Lake Victoria and Busega District, to the east by Bariadi District, to the south by Itilima District, Maswa District, Kwimba District and Misungwi District, and to the west by the city of Mwanza, which consists of Nyamagana District and Ilemela District.
Ilemela District is one of the seven districts of the Mwanza Region of Tanzania with a postcode number 33200. It is bordered to the north and west by Lake Victoria, to the east by Magu District, and to the south by Nyamagana District. Part of the region’s capital, the town of Mwanza, is within Ilemela District. Do you want more infroamtion about Ilemela district? if so, you can read by clicking the title above.
Ukerewe District is one of the seven districts of the Mwanza Region of Tanzania. It is located on Ukerewe Island, Ukara Island and other neighbouring islands within Lake Victoria. The largest settlement and the district’s administrative capital is Nansio. As of 2002, the population of Ukerewe District was 261,944. By 2012, the official population of Ukerewe District was 345,147.
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