General Information about Tanga
Tanga is a large place in the region of Tanga in Tanzania with a population of approximately 224,876 people and is one of the largest places in Tanzania. Find all facts and information about Tanga.
Facts and figures on Tanga at a glance
– Name: Tanga (Tanga)
– Status: Large place and regional capital
– Population: 224,876 people
– Region name (Level 1): Tanga
– Country: Tanzania
– Continent: Africa
Tanga is located in the region of Tanga and is also the regional capital of this region. The distance from Tanga to Tanzania’s Capital Dodoma (Dodoma) is approximately 392 km / 243 mi (as the crow flies).
Yellow fever required if traveling from a yellow fever endemic country
Travelers are required to declare international currency valuing more than $10,000 on both entrance and exit from Tanzania. Non-residents (except Kenyans and Ugandans) may not import or export Tanzanian Shillings (TZS)
Non-residents (except Kenyans and Ugandans) may not import or export Tanzanian Shillings (TZS)
Infrastructures in Tanga Region
The city and the region is interconnected with a good road network of 840kms giving easy access within and to areas outside. A large part of the urban road system, about 93kms is tarmac.
The highways to the neighboring regions of Dar-es-salaam, Kilimanjaro and Arusha are also tarmac. The main road connecting Tanga and Kenya is tarmac and passable throughout the year.
Similar improvements are being planned to link Tanga to Dar along the coastal highway through Pangani, Saadani and Bagamoyo.These developments will open up more markets and business opportunities, especially in goods and tourism.
Other Important Information
Women Travelers: Hire only legitimate tour guides, preferably arranged by a known travel agency or hotel. Be wary of offers of sightseeing from new contacts and avoid being alone with strangers who propose special, customized sightseeing trips. Practice common sense and remain vigilant regarding your surroundings.
Travel and Transportation Road Conditions and Safety: Road travel in Tanzania can be extremely dangerous, especially at night. Traffic in Tanzania moves on the left. Drivers and pedestrians alike must maintain vigilance. Although a number of inter-city highways are periodically repaved and maintained, maintenance schedules are erratic and even good roads may deteriorate quickly due to weather conditions.
Traffic Laws: Tanzanian law requires all motor vehicle operators to be in possession of a valid driver’s license. Persons staying in Tanzania for fewer than six months may use a valid U.S. driver’s license after validation by local traffic authorities, or an international driver’s license. Persons intending to remain in Tanzania for more than six months are required to obtain a Tanzanian driver’s license. All vehicles are required to carry third-party liability insurance and to post the decal in the front window.
Tanga Region Map
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