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Ivuna is an administrative ward in the Mbozi District of the Mbeya Region of Tanzania. According to the 2002 census, the ward has a total population of 21,690.[1]

The Ivuna salt flats, south-east of Lake Rukwa have been exploited for salt since the early 13th century, or before, to the 15th century. Significant amounts of iron age pottery have been found here.[2]


  1. ^ "Population by Sex, Number of Households and Average Household Size". Government of Tanzania. Archived from the original on 2008-11-18. Retrieved 2008-08-18. 
  2. ^ Konczac, Zbigniew A. (1977). An Economic History of Tropical Africa: The pre-colonial period. Abingdon: Frank Cass. ISBN 0-7146-2919-7. 

Coordinates: 8°24′S 32°32′E / 8.400°S 32.533°E / -8.400; 32.533