Place:Mbeya, Tanzania


Alt namesMbeyasource: Wikipedia
Coordinates8°S 33.5°E
Located inTanzania     (1963 - )
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Mbeya Region is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions. It is located in the country's southwest. The regional capital is the city of Mbeya. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 2,707,410, which was lower than the pre-census projection of 2,822,396. For 2002-2012, the region's 2.7 percent average annual population growth rate was tied for the tenth highest in the country.[1] It was also tied for the eighteenth most densely populated region with 45 people per square kilometer.[1] With a size of , the region is slightly smaller than the state of West Virginia in the United States.

The Mbeya Region is bordered to the northwest by Tabora Region, to the northeast by Singida Region, to the east by Iringa Region, to the south by Zambia and Malawi, and to the west by Rukwa Region.

The commissioner for the Mbeya Region is Abass Kandoro.

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