Mwingi District

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Mwingi District was a former district of Kenya, located in the now defunct Eastern Province. The district had a population of 303.828 (1999 census). Its capital was Mwingi town.

Local people are mostly of the Akamba tribe. North of Mwingi town, is the Mwingi National Reserve (formerly Kitui North National Reserve), which borders Meru National Park and Kora National Park.

The district had two electoral constituencies, Mwingi North and Mwingi South. Kalonzo Musyoka, a prominent politician is from Mwingi.

In 2010, the district was merged into Kitui County.

Local authorities (councils)
Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Mwingi Town 67,678 10,138
Mwingi County County 236,150 462
Total - 303,828 10,600
* 1999 census. Source: [1]
Administrative divisions
Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Central 83,687 9,281 Mwingi
Kyuso 34,272 0
Migwani 56,907 433 Migwani
Muumoni 37,607 0
Ngomeni 10,712 0 Ngomeni
Nguni 20,415 0 Nguni
Nuu 36,561 0
Tseikuru 23,667 0 Tseikuru
Total 303,828 9,714 -
* 1999 census. Sources: [2], [3],

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Coordinates: 0°56′S 38°04′E / 0.933°S 38.067°E / -0.933; 38.067