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Geita City Guide

by Vishal Kumar

The small town of Geita in Tanzania is situated 90 kilometers west of Mwanza. Geita was spotted as the German colonial gold mine. In 1900s the mineral was discovered by a German gold prospector in the…


The small town of Geita in Tanzania is situated 90 kilometers west of Mwanza. Geita was spotted as the German colonial gold mine. In 1900s the mineral was discovered by a German gold prospector in the hills surrounding the place, which now is popularly known as the town of Geita. The Geita Gold Mine has the credit of producing maximum gold in Tanzania. According to the Tanzania National Census 2002, the population of Geita was recorded to be 712,195. Geita is surrounded by the Shinyanga Region in the south and the west, to the north by Sengerema District, to the east by the Misungwi District.

Geita has been divided administratively into 33 wards. The town has also a mine located 50 km south of Lake Victoria, Tanzania. The owner of The Geita Mine is Anglo Gold Ltd, Ashanti Goldfields Company Ltd.

Geita School is located in the Geita district in Tanzania. The school has 1300 students of the age group between7 to 14. There is the problem of resource in the school, which has only 100 books and scarcity of running water. Like most of the Sub-Saharan African parts Geita School has been suffering the effects of AIDS with 1 out of 10 students who are orphaned due to illness.

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