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Moshi is a Tanzanian town with a population of 144,739 (2002 census) in Kilimanjaro Region. The town is situated on the lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro, a volcanic mountain that is the highest mountain in Africa. Moshi is home to the Chagga and Maasai tribes and lies on the A 23 ArushaHimo eastwest road connecting Arusha and Voi, Kenya. Just to the east of Moshi is the intersection with the B 1 northsouth road eventually connecting with Tanga and Dar es Salaam. Moshi is often considered the cleanest town in East Africa. Thanks to the government, local authorities, and Catholic and Lutheran missions, Moshi has universal primary education and the highest literacy rate in the vicinity. Moshi is a host to a number of higher education facilities; among others as Part of Tumaini University, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical college (KCM College) and The Stefano Moshi Memorial University College (SMMUCo), Mwenge University College of Education (MUCE)-Part of Saint Augustine University of Tanzania, Moshi University College of Co-operative and Business Studies (A constituent college of Sokoine University of Agriculture), The College of African Wildlife Management-Mweka (Mweka College) and Kilimanjaro school of Pharmacy (KSP). The Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College (KCM College) was started in 1997 and offers a number of medical courses. The Medical college is situated within the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) complex, about 6 km from Moshi Town, Kilimanjaro Region on the slop of the snow-caped Mount Kilimanjaro.
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