Tanzania

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 7,649,766
1960 10,074,490
1970 13,605,504
1980 18,684,893
1990 25,458,208
2000 33,991,590
2010 45,648,525
2020 62,267,349
2025 72,032,837
2050 137,135,916
2075 219,331,503
2100 299,132,889
source: UN - WPP 2015 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the United Republic of Tanzania
Capital Dodoma
Region Eastern Africa
ISO code TZ
Statistical agency National Bureau of Statistics


Administrative units

coderegioncapitalarea in
sq.km.
population
2002-08-24
census
population
2012-08-26
census
01DodomaDodoma41,3111,692,0252,083,588
02ArushaArusha37,5761,288,0881,694,310
03KilimanjaroMoshi13,2501,376,7021,640,087
04TangaTanga26,6771,636,2802,045,205
05MorogoroMorogoro70,6241,753,3622,218,492
06PwaniKibaha32,547885,0171,098,668
07Dar es SalaamDar es Salaam1,3932,487,2884,364,541
08LindiLindi66,040787,624864,652
09MtwaraMtwara-Mikandani16,7101,124,4811,270,854
10RuvumaSongea63,6691,113,7151,376,891
11IringaIringa35,503840,404941,238
12MbeyaMbeya60,3502,063,3282,707,410
13SingidaSingida49,3401,086,7481,370,637
14TaboraTabora76,1501,710,4652,291,623
15RukwaSumbawanga22,792729,0601,004,539
16KigomaKigoma-Ujiji37,0401,674,0472,127,930
17ShinyangaShinyanga18,9011,249,2261,534,808
18KageraBukoba25,2651,791,4512,458,023
19MwanzaMwanza9,4672,058,8662,772,509
20MaraMusoma21,7601,363,3971,743,830
21ManyaraBabati44,5221,037,6051,425,131
22NjombeNjombe21,347648,464702,097
23KataviMpanda45,843408,609564,604
24SimiyuBariadi25,2121,317,8791,584,157
25GeitaGeita20,0541,337,7181,739,530
51Kaskazini UngujaMahonda470136,639187,455
52Kusini UngujaKoani85494,244115,588
53Mjini Magharibi UngujaZanzibar230390,074593,678
54Kaskazini PembaWete574185,326211,732
55Kusini PembaChakechake332175,471195,116
 total 885,80334,443,60344,928,923
source: National Bureau of Statistics, Tanzania.
note: Magharibi = West; Kusini = South; Kaskazini = North. Area data above refers to land area.

Main cities

namepopulation
1988-08-28
census
population
2002-08-24
census
population
2012-08-26
census
latitude /
longitude
Dar es Salaam1,360,8502,487,2884,364,541-6.16/35.75
Mwanza221,209474,679706,453-2.52/32.90
Arusha132,861281,608416,442-3.37/36.69
Dodoma202,665322,811410,956-6.18/35.75
Mbeya151,881265,586385,279 
Morogoro117,601227,921315,866 
Tanga186,818242,640273,332 
Kahama....242,208 
Tabora143,148188,005226,999 
Zanzibar157,626205,870223,033-6.17/39.22
Kigoma-Ujiji84,704144,257215,458 
Sumbawanga90,703146,842209,793 
Kasulu....208,244 
Songea86,491130,860203,309 
Moshi96,631143,799184,292 
Shinyanga98,682134,523161,391 
Iringa84,501106,371151,345 
Singida81,528114,853150,379 
Musoma68,437107,855134,327 
Njombe....130,223 
Bukoba....128,796 
Kibaha....128,488 
Mtwara....108,299 
Mpanda....102,900 
Masasi....102,696 
source: National Bureau of Statistics, Tanzania.