Tanga Region covers 27,348 square kilometres and has an estimated population of nearly two million inhabitants, with at least 300.000 living in Tanga City. Tanga boasts the second largest port of Tanzania. The most people in the locality are small farmers and livestock keepers. The coastal rural inhabitants survive with fishing and small-scale farming while others are engaged in trades, salt harvesting, boat building, and charcoal making.
The region offers an array of marvellous beaches to visit, the long Indian Ocean coastline with its sheltered bays and lagoons, such as Moa Bay, Kwale Bay, Tanga Bay, Manza Bay and Mwambani Bay.