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city (2005 pop. 280,000), SW Tanzania. Located on the Tazara Railway, Mbeya was founded as a gold mining town in the 1920s. It is a market town for the fertile surrounding highlands, which produce a range of food and cash crops as well as livestock, and tea and coffee are processed. The Mbeya Range and the Lupa goldfield are to the city's north; the Mbozi meteorite is also nearby.
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a city in southern Tanzania, the administrative center of Mbeya District. Population, 12,500 (1967). A highway junction and trade center. Pyrochlore is mined nearby (in Panda Hill). Mbeya has a food industry.

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