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Arusha

Arusha
Administration
Full nameArusha
Official nameArusha
Settlement typeCity
CountryTanzania
RegionArusha Region
DistrictArusha District
Incorporated Town1948
Incorporated CityJuly 2010
Government
TypeMunicipal Council
Demography
Total Population281608 (2002)
Density (pop.)93/km2 (240.9/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEAT (UTC+3)
- Summer (DST)not observed (UTC+3)
Area code027

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:This article refers to the city of Arusha. For other uses, see Arusha (disambiguation).

Arusha is a city in northern Tanzania. It is the capital of the Arusha Region, which claims a population of 1,288,088, including 281,608 for the Arusha District (2002 census). Arusha is surrounded by some of Africa's most famous landscapes and national parks. Situated below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, it has a mild climate and is close to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, and Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as having its own Arusha National Park on Mount Meru.

Arusha is a major international diplomatic hub. The city hosts and is regarded as the de facto capital of the East African Community. Since 1994, the city has also hosted the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. It is a multicultural city with a majority African population, large Arab and Indian minorities, and many European and American ex-pats, engaged in diplomatic affairs and the fast-growing local tourist industry. Religions and denominations of Arusha's population are Catholic, Anglican, Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu.


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