Mwanza is a city and a port of the north of the Tanzania, on the southern edges of the Lake Victoria. She counts officially 378.000 inhabitants (census of 2002), which makes the second town of Tanzania of it after Dar Es Salaam. She is located at 1.140 m above the sea level.
The city is used as platform with the transborder trade with the Kenya and the Uganda. It shelters a certain number of industries (Textile, canning facilities of Viande and Poisson, etc). Its fishing industry is besides in the center of a discussed film, the Nightmare of Darwin .
The May 21st 1996, the ship MV Bukoba, ensuring the regular connection between Bukoba and Mwanza, made shipwreck to 30 km of the city, drowning 800 passengers in what remains the worst catastrophe of the modern history of the country.
The city is connected by railway way to Dar Es Salaam via Dodoma. The road slipping by towards the south from now on is almost completely tarred until Shinyanga, and the road of the east ( via Musoma) is tarred to the border of Kenya.
Mwanza is the capital of the Région of Mwanza, populated mainly by the ethnos group Sukuma.
- Area of Mwanza, information
- Area of Mwanza, official site
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