Iringa is a town in Tanzania with a populace of 112,900 as of 2004. It is located at a range of 7.Seventy seven°S and longitude of 35.Sixty nine°E. The name is derived from the Hehe word lilinga, that means fortress. Iringa is the executive capital of Iringa Region. It has many established industries, including production and food processing. Most of its electricity comes from the nearby Mtera Dam. Iringa is a minor delivery hub, with everyday bus provider and trucking to Dar es Salaam, Mbeya, Songea, and Dodoma. After their stunning defeat at Lugalo through the Hehe, led with the aid of Chief Mkwawa, the Germans constructed a army station at 'Neu Iringa' to avenge the loss of life of their commander Emil Von Zelewski and to educate the Hehe recognize for German authority.
The fort and headquarters of Chief Mkwawa become within the close by village of Kalenga, Alt Iringa. The town stretches along a hilltop overlooking the Ruaha River to the south, and spreads along ridges and valleys to the north. The altitude of the metropolis's environs is extra than 1,550 metres 5,090 feet above sea degree. The months of June, July, and August can see low temperatures near freezing. The Tanzam Highway passes through the valley underneath the town; the highway distance from Iringa's limits to Dar es Salaam is 502 kilometers 312 mi, through Morogoro.