The region has many plantations of sisal, cotton and sugarcane. The Uluguru Mountains are also situated within the region
Morogoro Region is one of the 26 regions of Tanzania. It is bordered to the North by the Tanga Region, to the East by the Pwani and Lindi Regions, to the South by the Ruvuma Region and to the West by the Iringa and Dodoma Regions.
Morogoro lies in the agricultural heartland of Tanzania, and is a centre of farming in the southern highlands. Tobacco is grown in the region and consolidated here before going on to market. In addition to its agricultural importance, Morogoro is also the centre for missionary work that goes on in the country, and the various missions and their schools and hospitals are a central feature of the town.
The town of Morogoro lies at the base of the Uluguru Mountains, part of the Eastern Arc chain. Its close location to the peaks makes Morogoro an important stop for hiking trips to the Ulugurus. The mountains are notable for their ancient forests, which botanists estimate to be around 25 million year old — some of the oldest forests on the continent. The ancient woodlands support an incredible array of bird and insect life, as well as diverse plant species. The indigenous Luguru tribe offers cultural tourism programmes around the Ulugurus and outside Morogoro.
According to the 2002 Tanzania National Census, the population of the Morogoro Region was 1,759,809.
The regional commissioner of the Morogoro Region is Joel Bendera
The Morogoro Region is administratively divided into 6 districts: Mvomero, Kilosa, Kilombero, Morogoro Magharibi, Morogoro Mashariki, Ulanga
Morogoro is a region with various universities, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro Muslim University, and Mzumbe University. There are also colleges such as Morogoro Teachers' College (in Kigurunyembe Ward), Dakawa Teachers' College, and Land college.
Location of Morogoro Region in Tanzania