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city located in western Tanzania
|Location||Rukwa Region, Tanzania|
|Elevation above sea level|
English: Sumbawanga is a city located in western Tanzania. It is the capital of Rukwa Region. The regional population is approximately 150,000 based on a 2002 census. Many people living in Sumbawanga are Fipa, called so for the native language also spoken there. The name of the town literally translates as "through away you are witches", which may stem from local superstitions and practices relating to spiritual healers; there are still some who practice in the surrounding smaller villages on the plateau. The town has the largest hospital in the region, Rukwa General Hospital, which is government funded, as well as the smaller Dr. Atiman Hospital administrated and run by the Catholic Diocese of Sumbawanga.
Media in category "Sumbawanga"
The following 10 files are in this category, out of 10 total.
- Cell phone shop, Sumbawanga.jpg 3,054 × 2,036; 1.05 MB
- Nelson Mandela Stadium, Sumbawanga.jpg 1,280 × 960; 209 KB
- Sumbawanga Market-1.jpg 1,280 × 960; 266 KB
- Sumbawanga Market-2.jpg 1,280 × 960; 136 KB
- Sumbawanga Market-3.jpg 1,083 × 764; 298 KB
- Sumbawanga Memorial.jpg 2,048 × 1,536; 390 KB
- Sumbawanga Moravian Conference Centre.jpg 1,280 × 960; 171 KB
- Sumbawanga View.jpg 1,024 × 680; 546 KB
- Tanzania Sumbawanga Mjini location map.svg 135 × 120; 1.46 MB
- Tanzania Sumbawanga Vijijini location map.svg 135 × 120; 1.46 MB