Arusha is a city of northern Tanzania surrounded by some of Africa's most famous landscapes and national parks. Beautifully situated below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, it has a pleasant climate and is close to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, and Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as having its own Arusha National Park on Mount Meru. Arusha is the capital of the Arusha Region and has a population of 270,485 (2002 census).
Arusha is considered to be one of the best African cities when it comes to great weather and tourism combined.
Almost within the entire city; if you go north you will be going up hill, and going south is always down hill.
The Arusha Declarations for Self Reliance in Tanzania were signed in 1967 in Arusha.
In 1994 the UN security council decided by its Resolution 955 of 8 November 1994 that Arusha should host the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. The establishment of the tribunal with its employees has influenced the local economy of Arusha. The tribunal is expected to end most of its operations in 2008.
Arusha officially became a city on 1st July 2006 (Source: Arusha Times http://www.arushatimes.co.tz/2006/19) .
The primary industry of the region is agriculture, with large vegetable and flower producers sending high-quality produce to Europe. Small-scale agriculture was badly hit by the coffee crisis of recent years and is now largely subsistence farming. Arusha has several factories including a brewery, tyre and fibreboard plant, and a large pharmaceuticals maker.
Arusha is the sole source of a gem-quality mineral called Tanzanite , currently produced in large quantities by corporate mining concerns.
Tourism is also a major contributor to the economy in Arusha, being the second largest contributor of income in Tanzania. Given the town's location near popular attractions such as Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park, and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Arusha has become a popular staging point for tourists visiting Tanzania for photo safaris and hiking treks to Mt. Kilimanjaro. Many documentary and feature-length films have been set in and around Arusha, including the 1962 Howard Hawks film Hatari with John Wayne.
East African Community
Arusha is home to the offices of the East African Community, and plays host to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights, all of which contributes to the local economy.
Arusha is home to many of Tanzania's festivals, and the yearly fiesta is hosted by a few Tanzanian corporate sponsors that attract various artists from around the world. Artists like Shaggy and Ja rule are just a few of one of the world's most popular artists to perform in the wondrous city of Arusha.
Arusha also hosts the annual Arusha Nane Nane Agricultural show. Nane Nane is one of the many vibrant public holidays in Tanzania, held on August 8th (the 8th of the 8th month, nane nane means "eight eight" in Swahili). Nane Nane is marked on August 8th every year where farmers and other stakeholders exchange knowledge and business. It attracts up to a half million people every year.
Arusha is also known for its vibrant night life, with outstanding local night clubs like, Colobus Club and the Blue Triple 'A'.
"ARUSHA IS TAKING THE NECESSARY MEASURES FOR MAXIMUM DISPLAY AND ENJOYMENT OF TANZANIA'S WELL KNOWN AFRICAN HOSPITALITY" - MARY CONSOLATE MUDUULI.
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