Mwanza, Tanzania
The view from Capri Point.
The view from Capri Point.
Mwanza, Tanzania is located in Tanzania
Mwanza, Tanzania
Mwanza, Tanzania
Location of Mwanza
Mwanza, Tanzania is located in Africa
Mwanza, Tanzania
Mwanza, Tanzania
Mwanza, Tanzania (Africa)
Mwanza, Tanzania is located in Africa
Mwanza, Tanzania
Mwanza, Tanzania
Mwanza, Tanzania (Africa)
Coordinates: 2°31′S 32°54′E / 2°31′S 32°54′E / -2.517; 32.900
Admin. divisionMwanza Region
First Settled1892
Incorporated Town1978
Incorporated City2000
 • TypeCity Council
 • Lord MayorJames Bwire
 • City DirectorKiomoni Kiburwa Kibamba
Elevation3,740 ft (1,140 m)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Urban706,543
Time zoneGMT + 3
Area code(s)028

Mwanza is a mid-sized port city on the southern eastern shores of Lake Victoria in north western Tanzania. With a population of over 800,000, it is at the moment Tanzania's second largest city, after Dar es Salaam. Mwanza is the capital of the surrounding Mwanza Region, and is split between two of the seven districts in the region (Ilemela to the North, and Nyamagana to the South), which are administered separately (they are themselves subdivided respectively into ten and twelve wards respectively).


The Sukuma constitute over 90 percent of the population of the Mwanza Region. Other ethnic groups in the region, in much smaller proportions, include the Zinza, Haya, Sumbwa, Nyamwezi, Luo, Kurya, Jita,((shashi)) and Kerewe. They live mainly in the Mwanza city area. National policy, however, gives very little importance to ethnic groupings and reliable data is difficult to find.[2]

Other Languages
العربية: موانزا
беларуская: Мванза
български: Муанза
brezhoneg: Mwanza
čeština: Mwanza
chiTumbuka: Mwanza
dansk: Mwanza
Deutsch: Mwanza
eesti: Mwanza
español: Mwanza
Esperanto: Mwanza
فارسی: موانزا
français: Mwanza
한국어: 므완자
hrvatski: Mwanza
Bahasa Indonesia: Mwanza
italiano: Mwanza
kalaallisut: Mwanza
ქართული: მვანზა
Kiswahili: Mwanza (mji)
Кыргызча: Мванза
lietuvių: Mvanza
magyar: Mwanza
Māori: Mwanza
Nederlands: Mwanza (Tanzania)
日本語: ムワンザ
norsk: Mwanza
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Mvanza
Plattdüütsch: Mwanza
polski: Mwanza
română: Mwanza
русский: Мванза
Scots: Mwanza
српски / srpski: Мванза
suomi: Mwanza
svenska: Mwanza
Türkçe: Mwanza
українська: Мванза
اردو: موانزا
Tiếng Việt: Mwanza
Winaray: Mwanza
Yorùbá: Mwanza
粵語: 姆宛札
中文: 姆万扎