Bukoba is bordered by Lake Victoria on the east. Bukoba town has a total area of 80 square kilometers whereby 22 square kilometers of that area covered by water and the remaining 58 square kilometers is land. The town lies at an altitude of 1100 ft above sea level.
When did MV Bukoba sink?
21 May 1996 On 21 May 1996, Bukoba sank 30 nautical miles (56 km) off Mwanza in 25 metres (14 fathoms) of water, killing up to 1,000 people. The official deaths record is 894.
When did Kagera experience earthquake?
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Tanzania 27 km (17 mi) east northeast of Nsunga, Kagera Region on September 10 at a depth of 40 km (25 mi).
Was there an earthquake in Tanzania?
A magnitude-4.7 earthquake occurred in northern Tanzania, near Lake Victoria at the Tanzanian-Kenyan border, at around 0447 EAT March 11. The epicenter was about 20 km (13 miles) south-southwest of Tarime. There have been no initial reports of damage or casualties as a result of the earthquake.
Why were the nyamwezi called so?
Ancient Indian texts refer to Wanyamwezi, or the men of the moon - a term still in use to identify the Nyamwezi people in Tanzania. Travel taught them that others called them Nyamwezi, and almost all men accepted the name given to them by the coastal people indicating that the Nyamwezi came from the west.