Karatu District

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For the Karatu meteorite of 1963, see Meteorite falls#Karatu.
Map of Arusha Region's Districts with Karatu highlighted.
Map of Arusha Region's Districts with Karatu highlighted.
Country Tanzania
Region Arusha Region
Population (2002)
 • Total 178,434

Karatu District is one of the six districts in the Arusha Region of Tanzania. It is bordered by the Ngorongoro District to the north, the Shinyanga Region to the west, the Monduli District to the east, and the Manyara Region to the south and southeast.

According to the 2002 Tanzania National Census, the population of the Karatu District was 178,434.[1]

Administrative subdivisions[edit]


For parliamentary elections, Arusha Region is divided into constituencies. As of the 2010 elections Arumeru District had one constituency, Karatu Constituency.



The Karatu District is administratively divided into thirteen wards:[1]

The Qurus ward is composed of 4 villages namely,

A grassroots antipoverty program was developed in Gongali Village.[2]


Coordinates: 3°20′S 35°40′E / 3.333°S 35.667°E / -3.333; 35.667