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Tanzania Cities by Population


283 cities shown of 283 total Tanzania cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Dar es Salaam 2,698,652
2. Mwanza 436,801
3. Zanzibar 403,658
4. Arusha 341,136
5. Mbeya 291,649
6. Morogoro 250,902
7. Tanga 224,876
8. Dodoma 180,541
9. Kigoma 164,268
10. Moshi 156,959
11. Tabora 145,292
12. Songea 126,449
13. Musoma 121,119
14. Iringa 111,820
15. Katumba 108,558
16. Shinyanga 107,362
17. Mtwara 96,602
18. Ushirombo 95,052
19. Kilosa 91,889
20. Sumbawanga 89,161
21. Bagamoyo 82,426
22. Mpanda 73,338
23. Bukoba 70,628
24. Singida 62,432
25. Uyovu 60,849
26. Makumbako 53,003
27. Buseresere 52,870
28. Bunda 50,944
29. Merelani 50,000
30. Katoro 49,691
31. Ifakara 49,528
32. Njombe 46,724
33. Lindi 41,912
34. Vwawa 40,145
35. Nguruka 39,135
36. Newala Kisimani 38,099
37. Geiro 37,909
38. Kidatu 37,542
39. Kasulu 37,349
40. Tunduma 36,556
41. Masasi 36,032
42. Kahama 36,014
43. Kidodi 35,953
44. Igunga 35,644
45. Missungwi 35,530
46. Mlimba 34,970
47. Mafinga 34,958
48. Masumbwe 34,780
49. Chalinze 34,335
50. Babati 34,291
51. Biharamulo 34,038
52. Somanda 33,932
53. Bariadi 33,865
54. Kirando 33,111
55. Tarime 33,094
56. Tumbi 32,900
57. Bugarama 32,494
58. Mvomero 31,324
59. Chanika 30,905
60. Kyela 30,684
61. Kibiti 30,163
62. Kisesa 29,804
63. Lukuledi 29,699
64. Mlandizi 29,394
65. Rujewa 29,228
66. Ilula 29,193
67. Kibondo 28,666
68. Tukuyu 28,398
69. Namanyere 28,218
70. Mkuranga 28,037
71. Bungu 27,873
72. Chato 27,776
73. Kasamwa 27,681
74. Sikonge 27,113
75. Malinyi 27,041
76. Mtinko 26,725
77. Nzega 26,584
78. Maramba 26,531
79. Wete 26,450
80. Magugu 26,131
81. Sokoni 25,821
82. Sepuka 25,657
83. Mbinga 25,192
84. Luchingu 25,145
85. Igurusi 24,895
86. Shelui 24,817
87. Chimala 24,817
88. Kakonko 24,688
89. Uvinza 24,650
90. Nyalikungu 24,648
91. Sirari 24,317
92. Lushoto 24,197
93. Matai 24,070
94. Old Shinyanga 23,747
95. Urambo 23,724
96. Mgandu 23,718
97. Kibaha 23,651
98. Songwa 23,618
99. Kiomboi 23,519
100. Kondoa 23,518
101. Vikindu 23,307
102. Mwadui 23,296
103. Nangomba 23,028
104. Kingori 22,839
105. Igugunu 22,810
106. Ngudu 22,658
107. Chala 22,624
108. Lalago 22,551
109. Kigonsera 22,155
110. Tinde 22,082
111. Rulenge 22,069
112. Maswa 22,025
113. Chake Chake 21,686
114. Mhango 21,553
115. Kiwira 21,342
116. Isaka 21,094
117. Basotu 20,937
118. Mazinde 20,534
119. Muriti 20,254
120. Matui 20,241
121. Hedaru 20,231
122. Nsunga 20,049
123. Dareda 19,876
124. Nshamba 19,815
125. Mpwapwa 19,806
126. Karatu 19,803
127. Itigi 19,711
128. Ikungi 19,692
129. Nanyamba 19,555
130. Kibakwe 19,526
131. Maposeni 19,472
132. Kabanga 19,421
133. Liwale 19,296
134. Laela 19,185
135. Bashanet 19,087
136. Magomeni 19,086
137. Magu Kahangara 19,082
138. Mtwango 19,040
139. Ilembula 18,870
140. Dongobesh 18,864
141. Matiri 18,830
142. Magole 18,753
143. Mlowo 18,737
144. Usa 18,726
145. Nangwa 18,595
146. Galappo 18,528
147. Mugumu 18,431
148. Katerero 18,430
149. Nyakabindi 18,428
150. Nachingwea 18,058
151. Izazi 18,010
152. Msowero 17,861
153. Ipinda 17,775
154. Mto wa Mbu 17,754
155. Usevia 17,742
156. Nanganga 17,468
157. Same 17,455
158. Ilongero 17,342
159. Kibara 17,211
160. Ngerengere 17,181
161. Puma 17,092
162. Tandahimba 17,041
163. Muheza 17,000
164. Malampaka 16,916
165. Lugoba 16,902
166. Ngara 16,890
167. Mwandiga 16,822
168. Mikumi 16,780
169. Mungaa 16,715
170. Nyamuswa 16,507
171. Mbuguni 16,442
172. Butiama 16,376
173. Kishapu 16,371
174. Nyangao 16,343
175. Tingi 16,315
176. Kitama 16,232
177. Lembeni 16,008
178. Kamachumu 15,701
179. Mlalo 15,576
180. Makuyuni 15,516
181. Usagara 15,514
182. Mabama 15,320
183. Mlangali 15,168
184. Mahanje 15,009
185. Nkoaranga 14,738
186. Nyakahanga 14,611
187. Endasak 14,576
188. Ndungu 14,545
189. Misasi 14,170
190. Mabamba 14,140
191. Dunda 14,080
192. Kyaka 13,810
193. Mahuta 13,548
194. Nanhyanga 13,519
195. Naberera 13,499
196. Itumba 13,438
197. Mbulu 13,430
198. Liuli 13,119
199. Ikwiriri 13,071
200. Ndago 13,012
201. Mwanga 12,846
202. Chiungutwa 12,764
203. Masoko 12,720
204. Karema 12,630
205. Malya 12,627
206. Kisarawe 12,507
207. Madimba 12,507
208. Kilindoni 12,409
209. Soni 12,402
210. Kaliua 12,362
211. Ulenje 12,219
212. Namanga 12,048
213. Mtama 11,928
214. Katoro 11,925
215. Utete 11,888
216. Kongwa 11,840
217. Matongo 11,828
218. Mbekenyera 11,794
219. Inyonga 11,790
220. Namikupa 11,733
221. Muleba 11,555
222. Lupiro 11,430
223. Kimamba 11,235
224. Namalenga 11,204
225. Mtimbira 11,122
226. Ruangwa 11,095
227. Kisanga 10,978
228. Kitangari 10,956
229. Ngorongoro 10,836
230. Nyanguge 10,746
231. Matamba 10,642
232. Bugene 10,609
233. Mugango 10,550
234. Mingoyo 10,480
235. Kandete 10,318
236. Makungu 10,291
237. Igurubi 10,083
238. Majengo 9,874
239. Micheweni 9,838
240. Poli 9,568
241. Konde 9,530
242. Makanya 9,505
243. Longido 9,403
244. Maneromango 9,402
245. Mwembe 9,032
246. Mbamba Bay 8,997
247. Magomeni 8,944
248. Manda 8,393
249. Kihurio 8,377
250. Pangani 8,343
251. Nungwi 8,000
252. Masuguru 7,946
253. Kintinku 7,906
254. Lulindi 7,807
255. Issenye 7,778
256. Mahenge 7,768
257. Mwaya 7,558
258. Kwakoa 7,514
259. Bukene 7,444
260. Usoke 7,295
261. Kisiwani 7,126
262. Malangali 7,112
263. Mtambile 6,797
264. Nansio 6,437
265. Nakatunguru 6,064
266. Kilimatinde 5,975
267. Monduli 5,694
268. Mahonda 5,569
269. Msanga 5,527
270. Nkove 5,389
271. Kibaya 5,028
272. Katesh 4,943
273. Mbumi 4,305
274. Bukonyo 4,051
275. Kirya 3,998
276. Kijini 3,720
277. Gamba 3,644
278. Ilembo 2,607
279. Mkokotoni 2,572
280. Uwelini 2,472
281. Kiwengwa 2,429
282. Koani Ndogo 2,311
283. Nganane 1,929





Tanzania History

Tanzania as it exists today consists of the union of what was once Tanganyika and the islands of Zanzibar. Formerly a German colony from the 1880s through 1919, the post-World War 1 accords and the League of Nations charter designated the area a British Mandate.

British rule came to an end in 1961 after a relatively peaceful transition to independence. At the forefront of the transition was Julius Nyerere, a former schoolteacher and intellectual who entered politics in the early 1950s. In 1953 he was elected president of Tanganyika African Association, a civic organization dominated by civil servants, that he had helped found while a student at Makerere University. In 1954 he transformed TAA into the politically oriented Tanganyika African National Union. TANU's main objective was to achieve national sovereignty for Tanganyika. A campaign to register new members was launched, and within a year TANU had become the leading political organisation in the country. Nyerere became Minister of British-administered Tanganyika in 1960 and continued as Prime Minister when Tanganyika became officially independent in 1961.

Soon after independence, Nyerere's first presidency took a turn to the Left after the Arusha Declaration, which codified a commitment to Pan-African Socialism, social solidarity, collective sacrifice and ujamaa"". After the Declaration, banks were nationalised as were many large industries."

After the leftist Zanzibar Revolution overthrowing the Sultan in neighboring Zanzibar, which had become independent in 1963, the island merged with mainland Tanganyika to form the nation of Tanzania on April 26, 1964. The union of the two, hitherto separate, regions was controversial among many Zanzibaris but was accepted by both the Nyerere government and the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar owing to shared political values and goals.

After the fall of commodity prices and the sharp spike of oil prices in the late 1970s, Tanzania's economy took a turn for the worse. Tanzania also aligned with Communist China, seeking Chinese aid in Tanzania's socialist endeavor. The Chinese were quick to comply, but with the catch that all projects be completed by imported Chinese labor. This was coupled with the fact that Tanzanians' forced relocation onto collective farms greatly disrupted agricultural efficiency and output. As a result of forced relocation, Tanzania turned from a nation of struggling sustenance farmers into a nation of starving collective farmers. The 1980s left the country in disarray as economic turmoil shook the commitments to social justice and it began to appear as if the project of socialism was a lost cause. Although it was a deeply unpopular decision, the Tanzanian government agreed to accept conditional loans from the International Monetary Fund in the mid 1980s and undergo Structural Adjustment"







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