Morogoro

Morogoro
Municipality
Mji kasoro bahari
Panorama of Morogoro
Panorama of Morogoro
Morogoro is located in Tanzania
Morogoro
Morogoro
Location of Morogoro
Morogoro is located in Africa
Morogoro
Morogoro
Morogoro (Africa)
Coordinates: 06°49′27″S 37°39′48″E / 06°49′27″S 37°39′48″E / -6.82417; 37.66333

Morogoro is a town with a population of 315,866 (2012 census) in the eastern part of Tanzania, 196 kilometres (122 mi) west of Dar es Salaam, the country's largest city and commercial centre, and 260 kilometres (160 mi) east of Dodoma, the country's capital city.[3] Morogoro is the capital of the Morogoro Region. It is also known informally as "Mji kasoro bahari," which translates as "city short of an ocean/port."[citation needed]

The Uluguru Mountains in the background of Morogoro city

Overview

Sisal plantations in the outskirts of Morogoro (Uluguru Mountains in the background)
Aerial view

Morogoro lies at the base of the Uluguru Mountains and is a centre of agriculture in the region. The Sokoine University of Agriculture is based in the city. A number of missions are also located in the city, providing schools and hospitals.

Morogoro is the home of Salim Abdullah, who was the founder of the Cuban Marimba jazz band, and the Morogoro Jazz Band, another well-known band established in 1944.[4] From the mid-1960s to the 1970s, Morogoro was home to one of Tanzania's most influential and celebrated musicians, Mbaraka Mwinshehe, a lead guitarist and singer-songwriter.[4]

Morogoro is home to the Amani Centre, which has helped over 3,400 disabled people in the surrounding villages.[5]

Other Languages
العربية: موروغورو
تۆرکجه: موروقورو
беларуская: Марагора
български: Морогоро
dansk: Morogoro
Deutsch: Morogoro
eesti: Morogoro
Ελληνικά: Μορογκόρο
español: Morogoro
Esperanto: Morogoro
فارسی: موروگورو
français: Morogoro
galego: Morogoro
한국어: 모로고로
hrvatski: Morogoro
Bahasa Indonesia: Morogoro
italiano: Morogoro
kalaallisut: Morogoro
Kiswahili: Morogoro (mji)
lietuvių: Morogoras
magyar: Morogoro
Māori: Morogoro
Nederlands: Morogoro (stad)
日本語: モロゴロ
norsk: Morogoro
norsk nynorsk: Morogoro
polski: Morogoro
português: Morogoro
română: Morogoro
русский: Морогоро
српски / srpski: Морогоро
suomi: Morogoro
svenska: Morogoro
Türkçe: Morogoro
українська: Морогоро
Tiếng Việt: Morogoro
Winaray: Morogoro
吴语: 莫羅戈羅
Yorùbá: Morogoro
粵語: 莫羅戈羅
中文: 莫罗戈罗