Mbeya Town

Mbeya Town
Near the Zambian border deep in the southern highlands, the city of Mbeya is the major agricultural capital in the country's southwest region. The Mbeya mountain range lies to the north, and the Poroto mountain range lies to the southeast. Large coffee and tea plantations, bananafarms, and fields of cocoa are all grown around the region and come to Mbeya for packaging and transport. Mbeya 's location also makes it an ideal transit point with good travelling by road and rail between Tanznia and neighbouring Zambia and Malawi.In addition to its agricultural prosperity, Mbeya's mineral wealth has attracted investment and provides the country with good sources of income. The town was originally founded in 1930s, when gold was discovered and a " gold rush " ensued. But instead of the supply running out and Mbeya becoming a ghost town, the city has continued to supply the country with a regular amount of gold. Its mountain views and pleasant weather make it a good stopover point for over land travellers, heading south.


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