Sikonge District

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Sikonge District is one of the six districts of the Tabora Region of Tanzania. The town of Sikonge is the administrative seat. The district has an area of 27,873 square kilometres (10,762 sq mi), but 26,834 square kilometres (10,361 sq mi) of it is in forest and game reserves.[1] It is bordered to the northwest by Urambo District, to the north by Uyui District, to the east by Manyoni District of Singida Region, to the south by Chunya District of Mbeya Region, and to the southwest by Mpanda District of Rukwa Region.[1]

As of 2002, the population of Sikonge District was 133,388.[2]

History[edit]

Sikonge District was gazetted in July 1996, but didn't officially start to function as a district until 1997. The area had previously been the Sikonge Division of Tabora District.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Sikonge District is administratively divided into two divisions, Sikonge Division and Kiwere Division. Its eleven wards encompass the town of Sikonge, fifty-two villages and 230 hamlets.[1] Sikonge District has a single electoral constituency, Sikonge Constituency, and thus only one member in the National Assembly.[1]

Wards[edit]

The eleven wards are:[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Sikonge District Council: Council History". 
  2. ^ a b "2002 Population and Housing Census General Report: Tabora: Sikonge". Archived from the original on 18 March 2004. 
  3. ^ "Kitunda" means small fruit in English.


Coordinates: 05°38′S 032°46′E / 5.633°S 32.767°E / -5.633; 32.767