Morogoro is a city, with a population of 305,840 (2012 census), in the eastern part of Tanzania, 196 kilometres (122 mi) west of Dar es Salaam, the country’s largest city and commercial centre, and 260 kilometres (160 mi) east of Dodoma, the country’s capital city. Morogoro is the capital of the Morogoro Region. It is also known informally as “Mji kasoro bahari,” which translates to “city short of an ocean/port.”
Morogoro lies at the base of the Uluguru Mountains and is a centre of agriculture in the region. The Sokoine University of Agriculture is based in the city. A number of missions are also located in the city, providing schools and hospitals. Morogoro is home to the Amani Centre, which has helped over 3,400 disabled people in the surrounding villages.