Tabora Region Guide in Tanzania
Tabora is a central city in Tanzania served by air, bus and train. Roads in north of this city are generally paved; however, going south (such as to Mpanda, via Inyonga) is punishing and slow (but beautiful). Leave early and give yourself plenty of time.
Tabora Region is one of Tanzania’s 31 administrative regions. The regional capital is the municipality of Tabora. According to the 2012 national census, the region had a population of 2,291,623, which was lower than the pre-census projection of 2,539,715 .
For 2002-2012, the region’s 2.9 percent average annual population growth rate was the ninth-highest in the country. It was also the 24th-most-densely-populated region with 30 people per square kilometre. The region’s average household size of 6.0 persons was the third-highest in the country.
The region is in the central-western part of the country. It is bordered to the north by Shinyanga Region, to the east by Singida Region, to the south by Mbeya Region, to the southwest by Katavi Region, to the west by Kigoma Region, and to the northwest by Geita Region.
With a size of 76,151 square kilometres (29,402 sq mi), the region is slightly larger than Panama (75,417 square kilometres (29,119 sq mi)).
Therefore, with its 76,151-square-kilometre (29,402 sq mi) size, Tabora Region is Tanzania’s largest region by area. Forest reserves cover 34,698 square kilometres (13,397 sq mi) (46% of the region), and game reserves cover 17,122 square kilometres (6,611 sq mi) (22% of the region). Most economic activity in the region is agricultural.
The regional commissioner of Tabora is Aggrey Mwanri.
A train departs Tabora on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 21:00 getting to Mpanda the next day at 10:30. A train departs from town on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 21:30 getting to Mwanza the next day at 07:25.
There are also trains going from Town to Dar Es Salam via Dodoma and Morogoro. Every Wednesday and Saturday at 20:10, there is a train to Kigoma. There are also buses from the town going to Mpanda, Mwanza. there is a twice-weekly bus from Tabora to Mbeya.
This region invites very few tourists to its land. This city is connected to many popular cities of Tanzania and has a limited number of tourist attractions which one can visit.
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