Songea is a city in the south-eastern part of Tanzania. It is the capital city of the Ruvuma region of Tanzania. Songea is poised for an economic boom in the region.
Songea is the administrative center of the Ruvuma region in Tanzania. The city is also an economic center of the surrounding region. The city of Songea could be divided into two distinct parts. The two parts of Songea are Songea Urban and Songea Rural. Songea Urban is one of the 5 districts of the Ruvuma region in Tanzania. Songea Urban is bordered by the Songea Rural district in the north. The Namtumbo district borders Songea Urban in the east. Mbinga district forms the west border. The African country of Mozambique borders the urban area of Songea in the south.
Songea Urban is demarcated into 13 wards for administrative purposes. The 13 wards are Bomba Mbili, Lizaboni, Matarawe, Majengo, Misufini, Matogoro, Mfaranyaki, Mshangano, Mletete, Ruvuma, Songea Mjini and Ruhuwiko. Songea Rural is bordered by the Namtumbo district in the east. The Morogoro region borders rural Songea in the north. The Songea Urban district makes up its southern borders. The Mbinga district forms the western borders. Gem is mined in the Songea region. Coffee is also grown in Songea.