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  2. Tanzania - Wikipedia

    Tanzania is mountainous and densely forested in the north-east, where Mount Kilimanjaro is located. Three of Africa's Great Lakes are partly within Tanzania. To the north and west lie Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake, and Lake Tanganyika, the continent's deepest lake, known for its unique species of fish.

  3. Regions of Tanzania - Wikipedia

    History. In 1975, Tanzania had 25 regions. In the 1970s, the name of the Ziwa Magharibi Region (West Lake Region) changed to Kagera Region. In 2002, Manyara Region was created out of part of Arusha Region. In 2012, four regions were created: Geita, Katavi, Njombe, and Simiyu. In 2016, Songwe Region was created from the western part of Mbeya Region.

  4. Ukerewe Island - Wikipedia

    Ukerewe is the fifth-largest lake island in the world. With an area of 530 km 2 (200 sq mi), it is also the largest island in Lake Victoria and the largest lake island in Africa. Ukerewe Island is located in the Ukerewe District of Mwanza Region in the great lakes area of Tanzania, 45 km (28 mi) north of the city of Mwanza to which it is linked ...

  5. Mbeya - Wikipedia

    Mbeya is a city located in south west Tanzania, Africa. Mbeya's urban population was 385,279 according to the 2012 census. Mbeya is the capital of the surrounding rural Mbeya region (population, with Mbeya, totals approx. 2 million). Mbeya is situated at an altitude of 1,700 metres (5,500 ft), and sprawls through a narrow highland valley ...

  6. Talk:Tanzania/Archive 1 - Wikipedia

    Map. Is there any way to get a better map of Tanzania? I understand wanting to show where in Africa it is, but this map does a horrible job of showing the shape of Tanzania. Especially since at that size, the important island of Zanzibar should be at least a little visible. --Schwael 15:07, 13 November 2005 (UTC) History

  7. Julius Nyerere Hydropower Station - Wikipedia

    Julius Nyerere Hydropower Station ( JNHS; RHHP; Rufiji Hydroelectric Power Project; Stiegler's Gorge Dam) is a hydroelectric dam under construction across the Rufiji River in eastern Tanzania. Although controversial, the government approved the plans in 2018. The power station is expected to have an installed capacity of 2,115 megawatts ...

  8. Mafia Island - Wikipedia

    Mafia Island (Kisiwa cha Mafia) is an island and district of Pwani Region, Tanzania.The island is the third largest in Tanzanian ocean territory, but is not administratively included within the semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar, which has been politically separate since 1890.

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