Mpanda is a city in the East African state of Tanzania. It is the capital of the Lake Tanganyika located in the west of the country, created in 2012 by dividing the Rukwa Region, Region Katavi. How many cities in Africa is Mpanda grown considerably in recent years; The population in 2002 was 45 977. The city council is the number of inhabitants in 2012 to 102,000.

The city is since October 23, 2000, when the new diocese Mpanda was separated from the diocese of Sumbawanga, seat of a Catholic bishop. In addition, the city is the terminus of the railway line from Kaliua about Ugalla after Mpanda. It also performs an important main road ( B8) through the city.