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is the capital and largest city of Kenya. The city and its surrounding area also forms the Nairobi Province. The name "Nairobi" comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nyirobi, which translates to "the place of cool waters". However, it is popularly known as the "Green City in the Sun" and is surrounded by several expanding villa suburbs. The people of Nairobi are popularly nicknamed 'Nairobians'...


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Mwanza is Tanzania's second largest town and the economic heart of the Lake Region. Mwanza is located in the extreme northern part of Tanzania. The town looks onto the lake, which includes dramatic views of the Bismarck Rock - a massive outcrop of granite rocks.



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Mwanza is a mid-sized port city on the southern shores of Lake Victoria in northwestern Tanzania. With an urban population of 1.2 million and a metropolitan population of 2 million, it is Tanzania's second largest city, following Dar es Salaam and ahead of other major Tanzanian cities of Arusha, Mbeya and Tanga. Mwanza is the capital of the surrounding Mwanza Region.



Before the colonial era Mwanza Region was under the Sukuma, Kerewe, Kara and Zinza empires. When the Germans colonized Tanganyika, Mwanza became one of the districts in their territory. After the First World War, East Africa came under the supervision of a British mandate. The British established provincial leadership in Tanganyika and the Mwanza Region became one of the districts of the Lake Province while Biharamulo, Bukoba, Maswa, Shinyanga, Musoma and Kwimba were the other districts of the province. Later on the Lake Province was divided into the Lake Province and the Western Zone. After independence, all the provinces were turned into official regions. Mwanza Region remained a part of the Lake Region until 1963 when it was officially given the status of a region.




Mwanza is arguably the fastest growing settlement in Tanzania; with substantial growth in financial, industrial and local investment sectors. However, the economy of the city; and the region, as a whole, is dominated by smallholder agriculture employing about 85 per cent of the region's population and complemented by an expanding fisheries sector. The region has traditionally been one of Tanzania's main producing area for cotton. For the past two decades cotton production has declined basically due to low profitability and inefficient marketing arrangements. It is believed that fisheries activities in the region lead in terms of foreign exchange earning contribution to the region's economy. Commercial fishing is carried out by big fishing companies using modern fishing gear and vessels. Agriculture takes second position followed by mining in recent days. Maize, cassava and sweet potatoes constitute about 71 per cent of all food crops grown in the region. The region in most times is unable to feed itself; food has to be imported from other regions. Cotton and paddy have both been major cash crops in the region over the past 50-60 years.




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  • Nairobi
  • Mombasa
  • Kisumu
  • Eldoret
  • Juba
  • Mwanza
  • Dar Es Salaam