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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.

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

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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