Simiyu Region is located North of Tanzania and South East of Lake Victoria, lying between Latitude 201” and 400” South of Equator and between Longitude 3303” and 3501” East of Greenwich. The region covers an area of 23,807.7 square kilometers and administratively it consists of 5 Districts, 6 Councils, 16 divisions, 109 wards, and 471 villages. According to the 2012 National population census, the population of Simiyu Region was 1,584,157 with population growth rate of 1.8 percent per annum. The Region is bordered by Manyara and Singida Regions in the East, Shinyanga region in the South, Mwanza region in the West, and Mara Region in the North. In the Eastern boundary and part of Northern boundary borders the famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro National Parks. Simiyu region experiences moderate temperatures ranging from an average of 180C to 310C annually. However, the region enjoys also monomodal rainfall which usually starts from October and ends in May. The rainfall season is divided into two peaks. The first one starts in October and ends in December and the second one runs from February to mid May which is the longest season. In general the rainfall pattern is unequal and unpredictable whereas average rainfall ranges from 600 mm to 900 mm. The topography of the region is characterized by flat, gently undulating plains and lowly sparsely vegetation and in some places covered with Miombo woodlands. The regional soils are dominated by heavy black soils (mbuga) with some areas of red loamy and sandy soil.
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