Tanga City Council is one of the ten districts of the Tanga Region of Tanzania. The district is bordered to the north by Mkinga District and to the south by Muheza District. The administrative capital of the district is Tanga city.
According to the 2012 Tanzania National Census, the population of Tanga District was 273,332
Mainland Tanzania (Tanganyika) has been under German colonization from 1884 to 1916 and the British from 1917 to 1961. Tanganyika gained independence through peace.
Tanga District is one of the Districts established during the colonial period under the North East Province whose Headquarters was in Tanga. After Independence in 1961 the Government developed an administrative system at the Central and Local Government levels and later changes were made to meet the wishes of the patriotic Government. Tanga District originally included Muheza, Mkinga and Tanga Districts itself
Since 1961 Tanga District has had a City Council which was upgraded to a Municipal Council in 1983 and a City Council in 2005.
Geography and Boundaries
The city of Tanga is located at latitudes 38o53 ’and 39o10’ eastward and latitudes 5o and 5o16 ’south of the Equator. Tanga City is located in the North East of Tanzania, bordering Muheza District Council on the West and South, North Mkinga District Council and East Indian Ocean. Tanga is located 350 km north of Dar es Salaam and 250 km south of Mombasa.
Tanga District is headed by the District Commissioner assisted by the Tanga District Administrative Secretary on behalf of the Central Government. Leadership on behalf of Local Government is headed by the Deputy Mayor and City Director, Executives and Councilors.
Tanga City Council has Hon. Eligible Mayor 1, has a total of 37 Councilors of whom 27 are elected and 10 are Special Members
Tanga City is the Regional Headquarters of Tanga. The city of Tanga has a total of 4 divisions, 27 wards and 181 localities. The city of Tanga is divided into urban and suburban areas where a total of 16 wards are located in the city, and 11 wards outside the city. The city has one constituency which is Tanga constituency
In 2012, Tanga District was administratively divided into 24 wards.
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