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Kagera Region is one of the 31 administrative districts in Tanzania. The region is located in the northwest corner of Tanzania on the western shore of Lake Victoria. The region borders Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi and lies across the lake from Kenya. The area was known as West Lake prior to June 1979. The capital of the area is Bukoba. According to the 2012 national census, the area’s population was 2,458,023, which is lower than a pre-census projection of 2,763,329. The third highest in the country. It was also the ninth most densely populated region, with a population of 97 people per square kilometer.
On September 10, 2016, the region was hit by an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the earthquake magnitude scale. The largest earthquake ever recorded was in Tanzania.
An attempt to annex it by Uganda in 1978 triggered the Uganda-Tanzania War that culminated in the overthrow of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin on April 11, 1979, in the fall of Kampala.
 
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