Tanga (Tanzania)

postcard of Tanga (1914)] with one haven-guessed/advised of Hermann of pointing man

Tanga is the northernmost port of Tanzania with 224.891 inhabitants (conditions 1. January 2005) as well as the name of the region, which surrounds the city.

The city was 1893 the starting point of the Usambarabahn.

Of the 3. to 5. November 1914 struck back here in the battle with Tanga the German colonial force for German East Africa under Paul von Lettow Vorbeck the landing attempt of a far superior British-Indian armed force under the command Arthur Aitkens .
Coordinates: 5° 4 ′ 24 " S. Break, 39° 6 ′ 12 " o. L.


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