Tanzania

Census Results


1967-08-26 12,313,469
1978-08-26 17,512,611
1988-08-23 23,095,882
2002-08-24 34,446,603
2012-08-26 44,928,923

General Information


Official name the United Republic of Tanzania
Official name [native] Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania «Swahili»
Capital Dodoma
Capital [native] Dodoma «English»
Region Eastern Africa
ISO code TZ
Statistical agency National Bureau of Statistics

Name in Chinese 坦桑尼亚联合共和国
Name in Arabic جمهورية تنزانيا المتحدة
Name in Spanish la República Unida de Tanzanía
Name in Russian Объединенная Республика Танзания
Name in French la République-Unie de Tanzanie

Administrative units

coderegioncapitalarea (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.

Expanded administrative units

coderegion
district
capitalarea (sq.km.)population
2002-08-24
census
population
2012-08-26
census
01DodomaDodoma41,3111,692,0252,083,588
1Kondoa DCKondoa  269,704
2Mpwapwa DCMpwapwa  305,056
3Kongwa DCKongwa  309,973
4Chamwino DCChamwino  330,543
5Dodoma MC-  410,956
6Bahi DCBahi  221,645
7Chemba DCChemba  235,711
02ArushaArusha37,5761,288,0881,694,310
1Monduli DCMonduli  158,929
2Meru DCArusha 225,611268,144
3Arusha CC-  416,442
4Karatu DCKaratu  230,166
5Ngorongoro DCNgorongoro  174,278
6Arusha DCArusha  323,198
7Longido DCLongido  123,153
03KilimanjaroMoshi13,2501,376,7021,640,087
1Rombo DCMkuu  260,963
2Mwanga DCMwanga  131,442
3Same DCSame  269,807
4Moshi DCMoshi  466,737
5Hai DCBomang'ombe  210,533
6Moshi MC-  184,292
7Siha DCSanyajuu  116,313
04TangaTanga26,6771,636,2802,045,205
1Lushoto DCLushoto  492,441
2Korogwe DCKorogwe  242,038
3Muheza DCMuheza  204,461
4Tanga CC-  273,332
5Pangani DCPangani  54,025
6Handeni DCHandeni  276,646
7Kilindi DCSonge  236,833
8Mkinga DCKasera  118,065
9Korogwe TC-  68,308
10Handeni TC-  79,056
05MorogoroMorogoro70,6241,753,3622,218,492
1Kilosa DCKilosa  438,175
2Morogoro DCMorogoro  286,248
3Kilombero DCIfakara  407,880
4Ulanga DCMahenge  265,203
5Morogoro MC-  315,866
6Mvomero DCDakawa  312,109
7Gairo DCGairo  193,011
06PwaniKibaha32,547885,0171,098,668
1Bagamoyo DCBagamoyo  311,740
2Kibaha DCKibaha  70,209
3Kisarawe DCKisarawe  101,598
4Mkuranga DCMkuranga  222,921
5Rufiji DCUtete  217,274
6Mafia DCKilindoni  46,438
7Kibaha TC-  128,488
07Dar es SalaamDar es Salaam1,3932,487,2884,364,541
1Kinondoni MCKinondoni 1,083,9131,775,049
2Ilala MCIlala 634,9241,220,611
3Temeke MCTemeke 768,4511,368,881
08LindiLindi66,040787,624864,652
1Kilwa DCKilwa Masoko  190,744
2Lindi DCLindi  194,143
3Nachingwea DCNachingwea  178,464
4Liwale DCLiwale  91,380
5Ruangwa DCRuangwa  131,080
6Lindi MC-  78,841
09MtwaraMtwara-Mikandani16,7101,124,4811,270,854
1Mtwara DCMtwara  228,003
2Newala DCNewala  205,492
3Masasi DCMasasi  247,993
4Tandahimba DCTandahimba  227,514
5Mtwara MC-  108,299
6Nanyumbu DCMangaka  150,857
7Masasi TC-  102,696
10RuvumaSongea63,6691,113,7151,376,891
1Tunduru DCTunduru  298,279
2Songea DCSongea  173,821
3Mbinga DCMbinga  353,683
4Songea MC-  203,309
5Namtumbo DCNamtumbo  201,639
6Nyasa DCMbamba Bay  146,160
11IringaIringa35,503840,404941,238
1Iringa DCIringa  254,032
2Mufindi DCMufindi  265,829
3Iringa MC-  151,345
4Kilolo DCKilolo  218,130
5Mafinga TC-  51,902
12MbeyaMbeya60,3502,063,3282,707,410
1Chunya DCChunya  290,478
2Mbeya DCMbeya  305,319
3Kyela DCKyela  221,490
4Rungwe DCTukuyu  339,157
5Ileje DCIleje  124,451
6Mbozi DCVwawa  446,339
7Mbarali DCRujewa  300,517
8Mbeya CC-  385,279
9Momba DCChitete  196,818
10Tunduma TC-  97,562
13SingidaSingida49,3401,086,7481,370,637
1Iramba DCKiomboi  236,282
2Singida DCSingida  225,521
3Manyoni DCManyoni  296,763
4Singida MC-  150,379
5Ikungi DCIkungi  272,959
6Mkalama DCNduguti  188,733
14TaboraTabora76,1501,710,4652,291,623
1Nzega DCNzega  502,252
2Igunga DCIgunga  399,727
3Uyui DCIsikizya  396,623
4Urambo DCUrambo  192,781
5Sikonge DCSikonge  179,883
6Tabora MC-  226,999
7Kaliua DCKaliua  393,358
15RukwaSumbawanga22,792729,0601,004,539
1Kalambo DCMatai  207,700
2Sumbawanga DCSumbawanga  305,846
3Nkasi DCNamanyere  281,200
4Sumbawanga MC-  209,793
16KigomaKigoma-Ujiji37,0401,674,0472,127,930
1Kibondo DCKibondo  261,331
2Kasulu DCKasulu  425,794
3Kigoma DCKigoma-Ujiji  211,566
4Kigoma-Ujiji MC-  215,458
5Uvinza DCLugufu  383,640
6Buhigwe DCBuhigwe  254,342
7Kakonko DCKakonko  167,555
8Kasulu TC-  208,244
17ShinyangaShinyanga18,9011,249,2261,534,808
1Shinyanga MC-  161,391
2Kishapu DCMhunze  272,990
3Shinyanga DCShinyanga  334,417
4Kahama DCKahama  523,802
5Kahama TC-  242,208
18KageraBukoba25,2651,791,4512,458,023
1Karagwe DCKayanga  332,020
2Bukoba DCBukoba  289,697
3Muleba DCMuleba  540,310
4Biharamulo DCBiharamulo  323,486
5Ngara DCNgara  320,056
6Bukoba MC-  128,796
7Missenyi DCBunazi  202,632
8Kyerwa DCRubwera  321,026
19MwanzaMwanza9,4672,058,8662,772,509
1Ukerewe DCNansio  345,147
2Magu DCMagu  299,759
3Nyamagana MCNyamagana  363,452
4Kwimba DCNgudu  406,509
5Sengerema DCSengerema  663,034
6Ilemela MCMagaka  343,001
7Misungwi DCMabuki  351,607
20MaraMusoma21,7601,363,3971,743,830
1Tarime DCTarime  339,693
2Serengeti DCMugumu  249,420
3Musoma DCMusoma  178,356
4Bunda DCBunda  335,061
5Musoma MC- 107,855134,327
6Rorya DCIngri Juu  265,241
7Butiama DCButiama  241,732
21ManyaraBabati44,5221,037,6051,425,131
1Babati DCBabati  312,392
2Hanang DCKatesh  275,990
3Mbulu DCMbulu  320,279
4Simanjiro DCOrkesumet  178,693
5Kiteto DCKibaya  244,669
6Babati TC-  93,108
22NjombeNjombe21,347648,464702,097
1Njombe TC-  130,223
2Wanging'ombe DCIgwachanya  161,816
3Makete DCIwawa  97,266
4Njombe DCNjombe  85,747
5Ludewa DCLudewa  133,218
6Makambako TC-  93,827
23KataviMpanda45,843408,609564,604
1Mpanda TC-  102,900
2Mpanda DCMpanda  179,136
3Mlele DCInyonga  282,568
24SimiyuBariadi25,2121,317,8791,584,157
1Bariadi DCBariadi  422,916
2Itilima DCLagangabilili  313,900
3Meatu DCMwanhuzi  299,619
4Maswa DCMaswa  344,125
5Busega DCNyashimo  203,597
25GeitaGeita20,0541,337,7181,739,530
1Geita DCGeita  807,619
2Nyang'hwale DCKharumwa  148,320
3Mbogwe DCMbogwe  193,922
4Bukombe DCUshirombo  224,542
5Chato DCChato  365,127
51Kaskazini UngujaMahonda470136,639187,455
1Kaskazini A DistrictMkokotoni 84,147105,780
2Kaskazini B DistrictMahonda 52,49281,675
52Kusini UngujaKoani85494,244115,588
1Kati DistrictKoani 62,39176,346
2Kusini DistrictMakunduchi 31,85339,242
53Mjini Magharibi UngujaZanzibar230390,074593,678
1Magharibi District 184,204370,645
2Mjini DistrictZanzibar 205,870223,033
54Kaskazini PembaWete574185,326211,732
1Wete DistrictWete 102,060107,916
2Micheweni DistrictMicheweni 83,266103,816
55Kusini PembaChakechake332175,471195,116
1Chake Chake DistrictChakechake 82,99897,249
2Mkoani DistrictMkoani 92,47397,867
 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.