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Arusha is a city in northern Tanzania and the capital of the Arusha Region, with a population of 416,442 plus 323,198 in the surrounding Arusha District (2012 census). Located below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, Arusha has a temperate climate. The city is close to the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Arusha National Park on Mount Meru.

Arusha is a major international diplomatic hub. The city hosts and is regarded as the de facto capital of the East African Community. Since 1994, the city has also hosted the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. It is a multicultural city with a majority Tanzanian population of mixed backgrounds: indigenous African, Arab-Tanzanian and Indian-Tanzanian population, plus small White European and white American minority population. Religions of the Arushan population are Christian, Muslim, and Hindu.

Arusha (disambiguation)

Arusha may refer to:

  • Arusha (ethnic group), an ethnic group in northern Tanzania
  • Arusha, a city in northern Tanzania
  • Arusha Region, the region of Tanzania that is home to the Arusha people and the city of Arusha
  • Arusha District, a district of Arusha Region, which includes the city of Arusha
  • Arusha Declaration, a 1967 declaration calling for African socialism and other reforms
  • Arusha Accords, a 1993 set of accords intended to end the civil war in Rwanda
  • Arusha National Park

Usage examples of "arusha".

It was not a very big Chaga, not like the Kilimanjaro Chaga that had swallowed Moshi and Arusha and all the big Tanzanian towns at the foot of the mountain and was now halfway to Nairobi.

Tsavo, Serengeti, Arusha, Ngorongoro and its crater, all those national parks and game reserves that had once been household names, and in the North - Meru, Samburu, Marsabit.

From Nigeria, I flew to Arusha, Tanzania, to the Burundi peace talks, which Nelson Mandela had been chairing.

Monicah and I shared our table with Vice Admiral Cuomo and the Tanzanian representative, a handsome Arusha woman who clearly disapproved of the festivities.

Admiral Cuomo was something of a help because he had engaged the Arusha woman and me in animated small talk about his favorite subject, ice hockey, about which he supposed us intensely curious because of our lack of exposure to the sport.

Pangani River north and west, up toward Arusha, beside the Masai Steppe, Kilimanjaro towering before us, more image than mountain, silhouetted gray and black against the hazy pink light of dawn.

Then the young members of the Green Guards were urged to undertake marches in all corners of the country in support of the Arusha Declaration.

A long revolutionary column of one hundred and six people, of all ages, is advancing south toward the capital where the gallant marchers will make revolutionary contacts with party leaders, and pledge their support for the Arusha Declaration.

TANU strained to mobilize Tanzanians behind the Arusha principles, this homespun socialist vision evoked a spontaneous outpouring of enthusiasm from the outside.

The peasants were stubbornly resistant to this approach, and the few hundred communal farms that had been created by true believers at the time of independence or in the wake of the Arusha Declaration had virtually all folded.

TANU Government had done for the people after the Arusha Declaration: abolishing the poll tax, abolishing primary-school fees, building permanent, clean water supplies in the villages, expanding the number of health clinics and dispensaries in the rural areas, increasing primary-school facilities, etc.

In 1987, the twentieth anniversary of Arusha, he showed himself unbowed.

Our next stop is Arusha, a few days away, still on a north-westerly line, after which we head due west towards Ngorongoro.

On our third and final night at Arusha, Hannes was excited that his work was about to start and Crocker, who had so far shot little but wildebeest, had the scent of bigger game in his nostrils.

Ten days from Arusha, the party began to climb up a steep but well-used track over reddish earth.