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Arusha
Arusha Clock Tower
Location of Arusha City in Arusha Region
Country Tanzania
Region Arusha Region
Incorporated Town 1948
Incorporated City 1 July 2005
Government
 - Type City Council
 - Mayor
Population (2002)
 - City 270,485
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
 - Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+3)
Area code(s) 027
Arusha with a view of Mount Meru
Arusha with a view of Mount Meru
This article refers to the city of Arusha. For other uses, see Arusha (disambiguation).

Arusha is the capital of the Arusha Region, located in the north of Tanzania. It has a population of 270,485 (2002 census). This city is located on a plateau in the Great Rift Valley amidst the Serengeti Plain, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, and Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. It's a breath-taking city with beautiful natural surroundings. And a friendly local people. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 950 KB) Summary Taken by tsturge on 17 Sept 2005 in Arusha. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Map of the Arusha Region Arusha is one of Tanzanias 26 administrative regions. ... Tanzania is divided into 26 Regions (capitals in parentheses): Arusha (Arusha) Dar es Salaam (Dar es Salaam) Dodoma (Dodoma) Iringa (Iringa) Kagera (Bukoba) Kigoma (Kigoma) Kilimanjaro (Moshi) Lindi (Lindi) Manyara (Babati) Mara (Musoma) Mbeya (Mbeya) Morogoro (Morogoro) Mtwara (Mtwara) Mwanza (Mwanza) Pemba North (Wete) Pemba South (Mkoani) Pwani (Kibaha) Rukwa... Map of the Arusha Region Arusha is one of Tanzanias 26 administrative regions. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Time zones of Africa: Striped colours indicate countries observing daylight saving East Africa Time, or EAT, is a time zone used in eastern Africa. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x681, 110 KB) Summary Issa Michuzi http://issamichuzi. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x681, 110 KB) Summary Issa Michuzi http://issamichuzi. ... Mount Meru is an active volcano located just 70 kilometres (44 miles) west of Mount Kilimanjaro. ... Arusha may refer to: The Arusha people of northern Tanzania The city of Arusha in northern Tanzania The Arusha Region of Tanzania, home to the Arusha people and the city of Arusha The Arusha District of Arusha Region, comprising the city of Arusha The Arusha Declaration for Self Reliance, which... Map of the Arusha Region Arusha is one of Tanzanias 26 administrative regions. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Serengeti is a region of grasslands and woodlands in Mara Region in Tanzania. ... Ngorongoro crater is the worlds largest unbroken volcanic caldera, sited towards the northwest of Arusha in Tanzania, and is connected to the Serengeti savannah to its immediate south. ... Lake Manyara is a fresh water lake in Tanzania. ... Olduvai Gorge, February 2006 Olduvai Gorge from space Topography of Olduvai Gorge The Olduvai Gorge or Oldupai Gorge is commonly referred to as The Cradle of Mankind. ... Tarangire National Park is a national park in Tanzania. ... Kilimanjaro, formerly Kaiser-Wilhelm-Spitze, is an inactive stratovolcano in north-eastern Tanzania. ...

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Geography and climate

Arusha is located by the south foot of Mount Meru. Due to Arusha's high altitude, dry air is prevalent. Almost within the entire city; if you go north you will be going up hill, and going south is always down hill. Mount Meru is an active volcano located just 70 kilometres (44 miles) west of Mount Kilimanjaro. ...


Yearly, the temperature ranges from 13 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius, with average around 25 degrees. The season goes between wet and dry. Arusha is considered to be one of the best African cities when it comes to great weather and tourism combined.


Arusha experiences an eastern prevailing wind from the Indian ocean, a couple of hundred miles east.


Modern history

Official documents ceding independence to Tanzania were signed by the United Kingdom at Arusha in 1961. Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Arusha Declarations for Self Reliance in Tanzania were signed in 1967 in Arusha. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Arusha Declaration ...


The Arusha Accords were signed at Arusha on August 4, 1993, by representatives of competing factions in the Rwandan civil war. The Arusha Accords (also known as the Arusha Peace Agreement, or the Arusha negotiations) were a set of five accords (or protocols) signed by the Rwandese Patriotic Front and the Government of Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania on 4 August 1993, ending the civil war. ... is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1994 the UN security council decided by its Resolution 955 of 8 November 1994 that Arusha should host the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. The establishment of the tribunal with its employees has influenced the local economy of Arusha. The tribunal is expected to end its normal work in 2008 with two more subsequent years for appeals handling. Wanted poster for the ICTR The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) is a court under the auspices of the United Nations for the prosecution of offenses committed in Rwanda during the genocide which occurred there during April, 1994, commencing on April 6. ...


Arusha officially became a city on 1st July 2006 (Source: Arusha Times http://www.arushatimes.co.tz/2006/19) .


Industry and economy

The primary industry of the region is agricultural, with large vegetable and flower producers sending high-quality produce to Europe. Small-scale agriculture was badly hit by the coffee crisis of recent years and is now largely subsistence farming. Arusha has several factories including a brewery, tyre and fibreboard plant, and a large pharmaceuticals maker. Arusha is a only home for expensive jewery called Tanzanite[1] which currently has been produced by in high capacity by big companies. It seems as though many local do not profit from these mines even thought they create some employment; many South African companies have taken advantage of Tanzanian tax systems to avoid taxes. Now the government has started to look at these issues in detail. Like most farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, this Cameroonian man cultivates at the subsistence level. ... Tanzanite is the blue/purple variety of the mineral zoisite discovered in the Meralani Hills of northern Tanzania in 1967, near the city of Arusha. ...


One of the principal industries is tourism, with the city playing host to numerous safari companies, hotels and lodges.


Districts

Among Arusha's notable districts are the Central Business Area, located by the Clocktower, Sekei in the North-West which is largely residential with a vibrant nightlife, Njiro, a rapidly-growing suburb in the South, and Tengeru, a lively market-town in the East.


North of Arusha is a small village called Longido. It is about 90 minutes north of Arusha by daladala. Longido is a small village north of Arusha in Tanzania. ... A share taxi is a mode of transport that falls between private transport and conventional bus transport, with a fixed route, but the convenience of stopping anywhere to pick or drop passengers, etc. ...


Transport

Arusha is mostly served by Kilimanjaro International Airport for international travellers, some 60km east, approximately halfway to Moshi. The airport provides international and domestic flights. Arusha Airport is a smaller domestic airport in the west of the city, currently undergoing expansion. It serves more than 87,000 passengers yearly, amazingly for its size. It is surrounded by a beautiful drape of hills and lush savanna. There are no passenger train services to or from Arusha, but there are regular coaches (buses) to Nairobi, Dodoma and Dar Es Salaam, plus other local towns. Kilimanjaro International Airport is a small airport that serves the community near Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. ... View on Kilimanjaro from Moshi. ... Arusha Airport (IATA: ARK, ICAO: HTAR) is a small airport serving Arusha, Tanzania. ... Nairobi (pronounced ) is the capital and largest city of Kenya. ... Dodoma, population 324,347 (2002 census), is the national capital of Tanzania and also the capital of that countrys Dodoma Region. ... Dar es Salaam (دار السلام), formerly Mzizima, is the largest city (pop. ...


Culture

Arusha is reputed as being one of the most pleasant cities in the world, due its exquisite, weather, location, beautiful countryside and lively music scene, notably Tanzanian hip-hop. Mostly performed in Swahili, with various genres influenced by African American music, locally known as Bongo Flava. A good example of this genre is the band, X Plastaz, singers like Bushoke, Mr.Blue, TID etc.. Arusha is home to many of Tanzania's vivid festivals, the yearly fiesta is hosted by a few Tanzanian corporate sponsors, that attract various artists from around the world. Artists like Shaggy, Ja rule are just a few of one of the world's most popular artists to perform in the wonderous city of Arusha. Arusha also hosts The annual Arusha nane nane Agricultural show. Nane Nane is one of the many vibrant public holidays in Tanzania, held on August 8th (the 8th of the 8th month, nane nane means "eight eight" in Swahili). Nane Nane,is marked on August 8th every year where farmers and other stakeholders exchange knowledge and business. it attracts up to a half million people every year. Arusha is also known for its vibrant night life, with outstanding local night clubs like, Colobus Club and the Blue Tripple 'A'. A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Hip hop (disambiguation). ... Swahili (also called Kiswahili; see Kiswahili for a discussion of the nomenclature) is an agglutinative Bantu language widely spoken in East Africa. ... African American music (also called black music, formerly known as race music) is an umbrella term given to a range of musical genres emerging from or influenced by the culture of African Americans, who have long constituted a large ethnic minority of the population of the United States. ... Hip hop music is a musical genre invented by African Americans in New York City in the 1970s. ... X Plastaz is a hip hop group from Tanzania, consisting of six members; the brothers Ruff, Gsan, and Ziggy, Maasai singer Yamat Ole Meipuko, and two teenage siblings of the brothers, who are considered better than many adult musicians. ... TID is a three-letter acronym that may refer to: Tag identification memory, in a Gen 2 RFID tag, this consists of memory about the tag itself, such as the tag ID. Total Ionizing Dose (related to ionizing radiation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Shaggy (artist). ... Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule is an American rapper from Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, United States. ... A nightclub (often dance club or club, particularly in the UK) is an entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ...


Schools

There are three international schools in and around Arusha: Arusha International school, International School Moshi Arusha Campus, Braeburn School, and St Constantine's International School. The School of [St Jude]http://www.schoolofstjude.co.tz/ provides free education to children from the poorest families.


Sister cities

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Trivia

  • Arusha is also the Hindi name for the rising sun.
  • Arusha's clock tower is supposedly situated at the midpoint between Cairo and Cape Town, therefore representing the halfway point between the two termini of the old British Empire in Africa. The clock tower is currently adorned by the logo of the Coca-Cola Company.
  • Arusha was the setting for the 1962 film Hatari! directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne.
  • A slang name for the city among locals is "A-Town".
  • Princess Margaret visited Arusha in 1956

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See also

Lake Manyara is a fresh water lake in Tanzania. ... Map of the Arusha Region Arusha is one of Tanzanias 26 administrative regions. ... Longido is a small village north of Arusha in Tanzania. ... The Arusha Accords (also known as the Arusha Peace Agreement, or the Arusha negotiations) were a set of five accords (or protocols) signed by the Rwandese Patriotic Front and the Government of Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania on 4 August 1993, ending the civil war. ... Mount Meru is an active volcano located just 70 kilometres (44 miles) west of Mount Kilimanjaro. ... Arusha National Park is a national park in Arusha Region, Tanzania. ... Tarangire National Park is a national park in Tanzania. ... Meru may refer to: Mount Meru (Mythology), a mountain in Hindu (and Buddhist) myth. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: Arusha Declaration ...

External links

  • Website of the Arusha Times
  • School of St Jude
  • St. Constantine's international school

Coordinates: 3°22′S, 36°41′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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