Businesses in Mtwara


Business Distribution by Industry
 Shopping: 17.9%
 Hotels & Travel: 16.6%
 Restaurants: 10.9%
 Education: 9.8%
 Professional Services: 6.4%
 Religion: 5.5%
 Food: 5.1%
 Industry: 4.9%
 Other: 23%
Industry DescriptionNumber of EstablishmentsAverage Google RatingBusinesses per 1,000 residents
Hotels and motels113.80.0
Other accommodation83.80.0
Bars, pubs and taverns93.40.0
Pharmacies and drug stores93.10.0
Area of Mtwara, Mtwara Region3,920.6 km²
Male Population179,246 (47.3%)
Female Population199,631 (52.7%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015 +109.2%
Population change from 2000 to 2015 +27.5%
Median Age21.2
Male Median Age20
Female Median Age22.3
Area Codes23
NeighborhoodsLigula, Majengo, Shangani
Local TimeTuesday 7:44 AM
TimezoneEast Africa Time
Weather24.6°C light rain
Lat & Lng-10.26667° / 40.18333°

Mtwara, Mtwara Region - Map

Mtwara, Mtwara Region Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Population Density46.2 / km²63.8 / km²75.8 / km²96.6 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Mtwara Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 27.5% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Mtwara, Mtwara Region+109.2%+51.6%+27.5%
Mtwara Region+101.6%+47.4%+25.1%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Mtwara, Mtwara Region Median Age

Median Age: 21.2 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Female)Median Age (Male)
Mtwara, Mtwara Region21.2 years22.3 years20 years
Mtwara Region21.4 years22.9 years19.8 years
Tanzania17.7 years18.2 years17.1 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Mtwara, Mtwara Region Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
Under 524,64924,93049,579
85 Plus001
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Mtwara, Mtwara Region Population Density

Population Density: 96.6 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Mtwara, Mtwara Region378,8773,920.6 km²96.6 / km²
Mtwara Region1.4 million17,825.1 km²78.8 / km²
Tanzania53.2 million940,193.6 km²56.6 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Mtwara, Mtwara Region Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1000 to 2100
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953,, 2017.


Business Distribution by neighborhood in Mtwara
 Ligula: 35%
 Shangani: 30%
 Majengo: 20%
 Chikongola: 10%
 Kariakoo: 5%

Area Codes

Percentage Area Codes used by businesses in Mtwara
 Area Code 71: 26.8%
 Area Code 23: 22%
 Area Code 65: 19.5%
 Area Code 78: 14.6%
 Area Code 22: 7.3%
 Area Code 76: 4.9%
 Other: 4.9%

Business distribution by price for Mtwara, Mtwara Region

 Moderate: 40%
 Expensive: 40%
 Inexpensive: 20%

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Mtwara, Mtwara Region CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Mtwara, Mtwara Region96,270 t0.25 t24.6 t/km²
Mtwara Region361,611 t0.26 t20.3 t/km²
Tanzania13,721,720 t0.26 t14.6 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Mtwara, Mtwara Region CO2 Emissions

2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year)96,270 t
2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year) per capita0.25 t
2013 CO2 emissions intensity (tonnes/km²/year)24.6 t/km²

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
DroughtMedium (6)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.
1. Dilley, M., R.S. Chen, U. Deichmann, A.L. Lerner-Lam, M. Arnold, J. Agwe, P. Buys, O. Kjekstad, B. Lyon, and G. Yetman. 2005. Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis. Washington, D.C.: World Bank.
2. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University, and International Research Institute for Climate and Society - IRI - Columbia University. 2005. Global Drought Hazard Frequency and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).

Recent Nearby Earthquakes

Magnitude 3.0 and greater
1/4/0511:44 AM591.3 km10,000 mComoros
6/22/865:07 PM4.551.3 km10,000
12/2/8510:29 PM4.998.1 km10,000 mComoros
6/28/857:55 AM4.655.1 km10,000
6/28/854:10 AM4.588.2 km10,000
6/28/851:06 AM4.889.6 km10,000
6/28/8512:57 AM4.793.4 km10,000
6/28/8512:31 AM4.496.2 km10,000
6/27/853:11 AM4.497.4 km10,000 mComoros
6/25/8512:25 AM463.1 km10,000

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Mtwara, Mtwara Region

Mtwara (Portuguese: Montewara) is the capital city of Mtwara Region in southeastern Tanzania. In the 1940s, it was planned and constructed as the export facility for the disastrous Tanganyika groundnut scheme, but was somewhat neglected when the sche..  ︎  Mtwara Wikipedia Page

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