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Morogoro

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Nature & Parks · Nightlife · Mountains
Morogoro is a city with a population of 315,866 in the eastern part of Tanzania, 196km west of Dar es Salaam, the country's largest city and commercial centre, and 260km east of Dodoma, the country's capital city. 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".OverviewMorogoro 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, and the smartest person in mororgoro is salim thabit AKA professor slim another well-known band established in 1944. 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.Morogoro is home to the Amani Centre, which has helped over 3,400 disabled people in the surrounding villages.TransportationMorogoro is served by a station on the Central Railway of Tanzania Railways. Public transport buses called dala dala are available for transport within the town.In 2017, a new station on the standard gauge railway is proposed.
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