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Regions

The population of the regions of Tanzania according to census results and latest official projections.

The listed regions form Tanzania Mainland (Tanganyika). Zanzibar consists of five regions (→ Administrative Division).

NameAbbr.StatusCapitalArea
A-L (km²)
Population
Census (C)
1978-08-26
Population
Census (C)
1988-08-27
Population
Census (C)
2002-08-01
Population
Census (C)
2012-08-26
Population
Projection (P)
2018-07-01
 
TanzaniaTZARepDodoma885,80317,527,56423,174,33634,443,60344,928,92354,199,200
ArushaARURegArusha37,576...744,4791,288,0881,694,3101,999,9003757600
Dar es SalaamDARRegDar es Salaam1,393843,0901,360,8502,487,2884,364,5415,147,100139300
DodomaDODRegDodoma41,311972,0051,235,3281,692,0252,083,5882,493,0004131100
GeitaGEIRegGeita20,054......1,337,7181,739,5302,239,9002005400
IringaIRIRegIringa35,503......840,404941,2381,095,2003550300
Kagera [West Lake]KAGRegBukoba25,265......1,791,4512,458,0233,022,0002526500
KataviKATRegMpanda45,843......408,609564,604738,2004584300
KigomaKIGRegKigoma37,040648,941856,7701,674,0472,127,9302,616,2003704000
KilimanjaroKILRegMoshi13,250902,4371,104,6731,376,7021,640,0871,864,3001325000
LindiLINRegLindi66,040527,624646,494787,624864,652983,7006604000
ManyaraMAYRegBabati44,522...603,6911,037,6051,425,1311,750,9004452200
MaraMARRegMusoma21,760723,827946,4181,363,3971,743,8302,209,1002176000
MbeyaMBERegMbeya37,700......1,339,8481,708,5482,070,4003770000
MorogoroMORRegMorogoro70,624939,2641,220,5641,753,3622,218,4922,596,3007062400
MtwaraMTWRegMtwara16,710771,818889,1001,124,4811,270,8541,424,1001671000
MwanzaMWARegMwanza9,467......2,058,8662,772,5093,532,400946700
NjombeNJORegNjombe21,347......648,464702,097803,3002134700
Pwani [Coast]PWARegDar es Salaam32,547516,586636,103885,0171,098,6681,265,5003254700
RukwaRUKRegSumbawanga22,792......729,0601,004,5391,195,6002279200
RuvumaRUVRegSongea63,669561,575779,8751,113,7151,376,8911,579,8006366900
ShinyangaSHIRegShinyanga18,901......1,249,2261,534,8081,874,7001890100
SimiyuSIMRegBariadi25,212......1,317,8791,584,1572,094,8002521200
SingidaSINRegSingida49,340613,949792,3871,086,7481,370,6371,612,9004934000
SongweSONRegVwawa22,600......723,480998,8621,202,4002260000
TaboraTABRegTabora76,150817,9071,036,1501,710,4652,291,6232,870,5007615000
TangaTANRegTanga26,6771,037,7671,280,2121,636,2802,045,2052,337,1002667700
ZanzibarZANStZanzibar2,460476,111640,685981,7541,303,5691,579,800246000

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
Census (C)
2012-08-26
1Dar es SalaamDAR4,364,541
2MwanzaMWA706,453
3ZanzibarZAN501,459
4ArushaARU416,442
5MbeyaMBE385,279
6MorogoroMOR305,840
7TangaTAN221,127
8KigomaKIG215,458
9DodomaDOD213,636
10SongeaRUV203,309

Contents: Cities & Urban Localities

The population of all Tanzanian cities and urban localities with more than 10,000 inhabitants by census years.

NameAdm.Population
Census (C)
1978-08-26
Population
Census (C)
1988-08-28
Population
Census (C)
2002-08-01
Population
Census (C)
2012-08-26
Area
ArushaARU55,223102,544333,791416,4420
BabatiMAY9,759...30,97557,9090
BagamoyoPWA16,272...28,368...0
BariadiSIM4,603...15,462...0
BiharamuloKAG3,349...9,58511,7000
Bomang'ombe (Hai)KIL......17,67434,0980
BugaramaSHI......9,248...0
BukobaKAG21,54728,70259,157128,7960
BundaMAR7,873...40,40458,3900
BuseresereGEI......9,202...0
Chake ChakeZAN9,64013,97219,28327,7000
ChalaRUK......9,046...0
ChalinzePWA......10,469...0
ChatoGEI......13,540...0
ChiweziSON.........14,1760
DakawaMOR......7,537...0
Dar es SalaamDAR769,4451,205,4432,339,9104,364,5410
DiobahikaGEI......10,616...0
DodomaDOD45,80783,205150,604213,6360
DumilaMOR......9,650...0
GairoMOR......16,98222,9480
GeitaGEI6,917...39,56299,7950
Handeni (Chanika)TAN9,444...14,05779,0560
HedaruKIL......14,179...0
IfakaraMOR15,250...41,606...0
IgungaTAB4,847...15,553...0
IgurusiMBE......7,635...0
IkwiririPWA......22,441...0
IlulaIRI......17,065...0
IringaIRI57,16484,860102,208151,3450
Isagehe (Sangilwa)SHI......10,909...0
ItigiSIN6,729...14,362...0
KahamaSHI7,637...33,95795,0870
KaratuARU......9,43714,8430
KasamwaGEI......8,739...0
KasuluKIG10,83819,32433,45267,7040
KateshMAY......9,09316,3170
KatoroGEI......13,458...0
KibahaPWA......42,503128,4880
KibaigwaDOD......10,004...0
KibaoniMOR......7,868...0
KibitiPWA......11,395...0
KibondoKIG3,525...13,241...0
Kidodi-KidatuMOR21,884...38,486...0
KigomaKIG50,07574,224131,792215,4580
KihurioKIL......8,072...0
KilindoniPWA......9,46312,1410
KilosaMOR12,886...26,06034,4250
Kilwa MasokoLIN4,289...8,33913,6010
KimambaMOR9,164...10,53712,0460
KiomboiSIN9,039...11,350...0
KirandoRUK......9,936...0
KisarawePWA......7,603...0
KisesaMWA......10,179...0
Kitama (Lilombe)MTW......8,413...0
KondoaDOD12,18214,87220,42627,3830
KorogweTAN15,388...26,60156,2820
KyelaMBE4,906...17,60247,3890
LaelaRUK......9,745...0
LindiLIN27,31241,58729,17878,8410
LiwaleLIN7,260...14,09613,3780
LushotoTAN2,923...9,83428,1900
MafingaIRI11,414...16,61251,9020
MaguMWA......17,63823,8220
MahutaMTW6,668...9,460...0
MakambakoNJO9,097...35,91957,2880
MakongorosiMBE......6,94518,1160
MakuyuniKIL......9,35516,3080
Mang'ulaMOR......12,083...0
ManyoniSIN8,15718,78816,645...0
MaposeniRUV......8,201...0
MarambaTAN......7,732...0
MasasiMTW13,12925,08834,03458,3140
Masumbwe (Marongwe)GEI......10,791...0
MatongoMAR......8,118...0
MbeyaMBE76,601130,798232,596385,2790
MbingaRUV7,308...15,359...0
MbuguniMAY......37,10927,0710
MbuluMAY3,784...12,13736,4080
MikumiMOR5,508...11,778...0
MisungwiMWA......12,127...0
MlandiziPWA6,484...17,324...0
MlimbaMOR......13,740...0
MlowoSON......4,49821,6000
MnyuziTAN......9,542...0
MonduliARU2,248...8,815...0
MorogoroMOR60,782117,760209,058305,8400
MoshiKIL52,04696,838143,799184,2920
MpandaKAT13,450...44,53381,5400
MpwapwaDOD18,631...18,992...0
MtamaLIN......8,503...0
Mto wa MbuARU......9,320...0
MtwaraMTW48,49166,45279,277100,6260
MugumuMAR4,042...12,54916,8510
MuhezaTAN5,67612,73922,60412,8390
MusomaMAR31,05163,652104,851134,3270
Mvomero (Mtibwa)MOR......12,576...0
Mvumi MissionDOD......8,875...0
MwangaKIL......12,329...0
Mwanhuzi (Meatu)SIM......6,82512,3720
MwanzaMWA110,553172,287385,810706,4530
NachingweaLIN8,88614,29418,81025,2200
NamanyereRUK......15,63838,3620
NangombaMTW......8,004...0
NansioMWA7,80411,11328,341...0
NanyambaMTW......9,872...0
NarunyuLIN......9,394...0
NdandaMTW......9,234...0
NdunguKIL......8,725...0
NewalaMTW18,395...16,910...0
NguduMWA3,894...12,32427,6300
NgurukaKIG......20,413...0
NjombeNJO5,874...34,63064,1220
NkomeGEI......15,443...0
NungwiZAN.........10,3920
Nyalikungu (Maswa)SIM6,70412,79117,384...0
NzegaTAB9,54215,13224,11334,7440
PongweTAN......7,680...0
RuangwaLIN......9,60513,4210
RujewaMBE......9,41329,4730
SameKIL5,292...16,81925,7940
Sanya JuuKIL.........11,2830
SengeremaMWA13,74524,31238,42476,9140
ShinyangaSHI20,43946,80273,921103,7950
ShiratiMAR......9,794...0
SikongeTAB......9,5069,3310
SingidaSIN29,25839,59857,90485,2420
SirariMAR......16,795...0
SongeaRUV17,95552,98598,683203,3090
SumbawangaRUK28,58647,87874,890124,2040
TaboraTAB67,38892,779126,089160,6080
TandahimbaMTW......10,713...0
TangaTAN103,399137,364172,557221,1270
TarakeaKIL......9,569...0
TarimeMAR9,85415,59036,122...0
TukuyuMBE7,08119,09215,85641,6760
TundumaSON......28,23797,5620
TunduruRUV18,16021,73724,51230,7610
TurianiMOR......7,841...0
UbarukuMBE......12,685...0
UramboTAB10,692...18,91329,3670
Usa RiverARU......13,542...0
UshiromboGEI......16,016...0
UtenguleMBE......30,816...0
VikinduPWA......7,640...0
VwawaSON1,585...19,29856,2560
WeteZAN12,87419,19624,98331,8720
ZanzibarZAN110,531157,634320,701501,4590

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