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Shinyanga City Guide

by Vishal Kumar

Shinyanga is one of the cities in the country of Tanzania. The city is also known as Schinjanga. Shinyanga in Tanzania situated at an altitude of 3697ft or 1126 meters. Shinyanga is…


Shinyanga is one of the cities in the country of Tanzania. The city is also known as Schinjanga. Shinyanga in Tanzania situated at an altitude of 3697ft or 1126 meters. Shinyanga is the capital city of the Shinyanga region of the country. The nearest cities and towns to Shinyanga include Chibe, Ipeja, Usogore, Ibadakuli and Kizumbi. There are many renowned places across the Shinyanga region. Some of the places, which are located in the area, are Bugomba, Bugomga, Bukombe Kombe, Msasa, Musasa, Nsungwa, Ushirombo and Uyovu.

Shinyanga is encircled by Mara, Mwanza and Kagera regions on the northern frontiers, while it is encapsulated by Singida region on its southeastern parts. Manyara and Arusha regions lie at the eastern borders of Shinyanga at Tanzania, while the city is bordered by the Tabora region on the southern areas and Kigoma regions over the western margins.

The eight main districts of Shinyanga comprise of Bukombe, Bariadi, Kishapu, Meatu, Kahama, Maswa, Shinyanga Urban and Shinyanga Rural. The city is inhabited mainly by the tribal people. The predominant tribes of the area include Sukuma, Sumbwa and Nyamwezi. Traditionally, people of Shinyanga earn their living by farming. Cotton, maize and rice are the chief agricultural products of Shinyanga of Tanzania.

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