Shinyanga Region

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Map of Shinyanga Region
Shinyanga Region is one of the regions of Tanzania. Its capital is Shinyanga. It is bordered to the north by the Mwanza, Mara, and Kagera Regions, and to the south by the Tabora Region. Kigoma Region borders to the west, Singida Region to the southeast, and the Arusha and Manyara Regions to the east.

The population of Shinyanga Region according to the 2002 Tanzanian National Census is 2,796,630. [1]

The regional commissioner of the Shinyanga Region is A.Y. Mgimua. [2]

Districts

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Map of Shinyanga's Districts
Shinyanga Region is administratively divided into 8 districts: Bariadi, Bukombe, Kahama, Kishapu, Maswa, Meatu, Shinyanga Rural and Shinyanga Urban.

Originally, the Kahama and Bukombe districts were combined to form one district.

Culture

The predominant tribes of the Shinyanga region are the Sukuma, Nyamwezi and Sumbwa tribes. Traditional agriculture in the area varies, but it is often maize, cotton, and rice production.

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Motto
"Uhuru na Umoja"   (Swahili)
"Freedom and Unity"
Anthem
Mungu ibariki Afrika
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Shinyanga is a city located in northern Tanzania. It is the capital of the surrounding Shinyanga Region and is located at . According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 92,918.
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Mwanza Region is one of the regions of Tanzania. Its capital is Mwanza.

The neighbouring regions are Kagera to the west, Shinyanga to the south, and Mara to the east. Furthermore, Lake Victoria is neighbouring to the North.
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Mara is one of the 26 regions of Tanzania. Musoma serves as the Region's capital.

The neighbouring regions are Mwanza and Shinyanga(to the south), Arusha (to the south east)and Kagera (through Lake Victoria). To the north east, it borders the Republic of Kenya.
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Kagera Region is located in the northwestern corner of Tanzania. Bukoba, Kagera Region's capital, is a fast growing town with an attractive waterside setting. Situated on the shore of Lake Victoria, Bukoba lies only 1 degree south of the Equator and is Tanzania's second largest
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Tabora Region is one of the regions of Tanzania. Its capital is Tabora. municipal or Tabora urban. Tabora region is famous for its distinguishable honey and timber activities.

The region is in the central-western part of the country.
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Kigoma is one of Tanzania's 26 administrative regions. The regional capital is Kigoma. It is bordered to the North by the Kagera Region, to the East by the Shinyanga and Tabora Regions, to the South by the Rukwa Region, to the West by Lake Tanganyika which forms a border with the
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Singida is one of the regions of Tanzania. The region is bordered to the North by Shinyanga Region, to the Northeast by Manyara Region, to the East by Dodoma Region, to the Southeast by Iringa Region, to the Southwest by Mbeya Region and to the West by Tabora Region.
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Arusha is one of Tanzania's 26 administrative regions. The regional capital and largest city is Arusha. Other towns include Monduli, just west of Arusha, Longido and Loliondo to the north, Mto Wa Mbu and Karatu to the west and Usa River to thelovely middle east.
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Manyara is one of the 26 Regions of Tanzania. Babati serves as the Region's capital. It is bordered to the North by the Arusha Region, to the Northeast by the Kilimanjaro Region, to the East by the Tanga Region, to the South by the Dodoma Region, to the Southwest by the Singida
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Bariadi District is one of the eight districts of the Shinyanga Region of Tanzania.

According to the 2002 National Census of Tanzania, the population was 605,509. [1]

Wards

Bariadi District is administratively divided into 26 wards:
  • Bariadi

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Bukombe District is one the eight districts of the Shinyanga Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the East by the Kahama District, to the North by the Kagera Region, to the West by the Kigoma Region and to the South by the Tabora Region.
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The Kahama district is one of the eight districts of the Shinyanga Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the west by the Bukombe District, to the south by the Tabora Region, to the north by the Mwanza Region, and to the east by the Shinyanga Rural and Shinyanga Urban Districts.
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Kishapu District is one of the eight districts of the Shinyanga Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the north by the Maswa District, to the south by the Tabora Region, to the east by the Meatu District and to the west by the Shinyanga Rural and Urban Districts.
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Maswa District is one of the eight districts of the Shinyanga Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the north by the Bariadi District, to the east by the Meatu District, to the south by the Kishapu District and to the west by the Mwanza Region.
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Meatu District is one of the eight districts of the Shinyanga Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the north by the Bariadi District, to the west by the Maswa and Kishapu Districts, to the east by the Arusha Region, to the southeast by the Manyara Region and to the south by the
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Shinyanga Rural District is one of the eight districts of the Shinyanga Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the north by the Shinyanga Urban District, to the east by the Kishapu District, to the south by the Tabora Region, and to the west by the Kahama District.
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Shinyanga Urban District is one of the eight districts of the Shinyanga Region of Tanzania and includes the city of Shinyanga. It is bordered to the north by the Mwanza Region, to the south by the Shinyanga Rural District, to the east by the Kishapu District, and to the west by
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The Kahama district is one of the eight districts of the Shinyanga Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the west by the Bukombe District, to the south by the Tabora Region, to the north by the Mwanza Region, and to the east by the Shinyanga Rural and Shinyanga Urban Districts.
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Bukombe District is one the eight districts of the Shinyanga Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the East by the Kahama District, to the North by the Kagera Region, to the West by the Kigoma Region and to the South by the Tabora Region.
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Sukuma are one of the largest ethnic groups in Tanzania, with an estimate 3.2 million members representing between 10 and 13 percent of the country's total population. Sukuma means "north" and refers to "people of the north".
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Nyamwezi (originally and also Wanyamwezi) are the second-largest of over 120 ethnic groups in Tanzania. They live in the northwest central area of the country, between Lake Victoria and Lake Rukwa.
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The Sumbwa are an ethnic and linguistic group based in the Bukombe District, Shinyanga Region in central Tanzania. In 1987 the Sumbwa population was estimated to number 191,000 [1] .
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Motto
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"Freedom and Unity"
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Bukombe District is one the eight districts of the Shinyanga Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the East by the Kahama District, to the North by the Kagera Region, to the West by the Kigoma Region and to the South by the Tabora Region.
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The Kahama district is one of the eight districts of the Shinyanga Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the west by the Bukombe District, to the south by the Tabora Region, to the north by the Mwanza Region, and to the east by the Shinyanga Rural and Shinyanga Urban Districts.
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Bariadi District is one of the eight districts of the Shinyanga Region of Tanzania.

According to the 2002 National Census of Tanzania, the population was 605,509. [1]

Wards

Bariadi District is administratively divided into 26 wards:
  • Bariadi

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Kishapu District is one of the eight districts of the Shinyanga Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the north by the Maswa District, to the south by the Tabora Region, to the east by the Meatu District and to the west by the Shinyanga Rural and Urban Districts.
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Maswa District is one of the eight districts of the Shinyanga Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the north by the Bariadi District, to the east by the Meatu District, to the south by the Kishapu District and to the west by the Mwanza Region.
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