Iringa is one of Tanzania's thirty administrative regions. The regional capital is Iringa.
Iringa Region is home to Ruaha National Park, Tanzania's second largest park, which has an abundance of wildlife and approximately 7,500 visitors per year. A second park, Udzungwa Mountains National Park in Iringa Rural District, is less visited.
Iringa region is in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. This region borders the dry belt of central Tanzania in the north and south bordered by Lake Nyasa. Iringa region is contiguous with the Dodoma and Singida regions in the north, Mbeya Region to the west, Morogoro Region in the East and Region in the south. Lake Nyasa separates Iringa Region and country of Malawi in the south-western Tanzania.
Iringa Region has the largest total area of km 2 58 936. An average of 74 percent of this area may be suitable for agricultural activities which is similar to km 2 43,953 Remains an area of km 2 15 001 is the area of water, conservation parks, hills and forests.