Districts of Zambia

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The ten provinces of Zambia are divided into a total of 116 districts as of 2018.

Article 109 in part VIII of the constitution of Zambia deals with local government. It states only that there should be some form of local government, and that this local government should be based on democratically elected councils on the basis of universal adult suffrage.[1]

Provincial Districts in Zambia[edit]

Provincial Districts of Zambia

Until 2011, Zambia was subdivided into 72 districts. However, since 2011, a number of new districts have been created, bringing the total to 116 as of 2018.[2]

Total Districts by Province
  1. Central Province (11 districts)
  2. Copperbelt Province (10 districts)
  3. Eastern Province (15 districts)
  4. Luapula Province (12 districts)
  5. Lusaka Province (6 districts)
  6. Muchinga Province (8 districts)
  7. Northern Province (12 districts)
  8. North-Western Province (11 districts)
  9. Southern Province (15 districts)
  10. Western Province (16 districts)

Central Province[edit]

Districts of Central Province Zambia

Central Province is composed of 11 districts[3]

District Capital Area (km2) Population Density (people/km2)
Chibombo Chibombo 13,423 293,765 22
Chisamba Chisamba 5,252 127,604 24
Chitambo ? 5,252 127,604 24
Kabwe Kabwe 1,547 230,802 150
Kapiri Mposhi Kapiri Mposhi 17,219 294,971 17
Luano ? 5,252 127,604 24
Mkushi Mkushi 17,726 188,071 11
Mumbwa Mumbwa 21,103 273,869 13
Ngabwe ? 5,252 127,604 24
Serenje Serenje 23,351 190,932 8.2
Shibuyunji[4] ? 5,252 127,604 24

Copperbelt Province[edit]

Districts of Copperbelt Province Zambia

Copperbelt Province is composed of 10 districts[5]

Eastern Province[edit]

Districts of Eastern Province Zambia

Eastern Province is composed of 15 districts.[6]

Luapula Province[edit]

Districts of Luapula Province Zambia

Luapula Province is composed of 12 districts.[7]

Lusaka Province[edit]

Districts of Lusaka

Lusaka Province is composed of 6 districts.[8]

Muchinga Province[edit]

Districts of Muchinga Province Zambia

Muchinga Province is composed of 8 Districts,[9] with consideration of gazetting Chilinda area in Chinsali as the 9th district.[10]

Northern Province[edit]

Districts of Northern Province Zambia

Northern Province is composed of 12 districts.[11]

North-Western Province[edit]

Districts of North-Western Zambia

North-Western Province is composed of 11 districts.[12]

Southern Province[edit]

Districts of Southern Zambia

Southern Province is composed of 15 districts. The provincial capital was moved from Livingstone to Choma in 2012, with Livingstone retaining the status of national tourist capital.[13]

Western Province[edit]

Districts of Western Zambia

Western Province is composed of 16 districts.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Constitution of Zambia (1996)". The Zambian - Gateway to Zambia. Archived from the original on 2005-12-31. Retrieved 2006-10-22.
  2. ^ "Ministry signs contracts for construction of 180 housing units in 17 newly created Districts". Ministry Of Local Government. 2013. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Provincial Administration, Central Province". 2020-05-30.
  4. ^ Government of Zambia (13 April 2018). "Statutory Instrument No 28 of 2018". Zambia Government Gazette.
  5. ^ "Provincial Administration, Copperbelt Province". 2020-05-30.
  6. ^ "Provincial Administration, Eastern Province". 2020-05-30.
  7. ^ "Provincial Administration, Luapula Province". 2020-05-30.
  8. ^ "Provincial Administration, Lusaka Province". 2020-05-30.
  9. ^ "Provincial Administration, Muchinga Province". 2020-05-30.
  10. ^ "Friday, 10th March, 2017 | National Assembly of Zambia". www.parliament.gov.zm. Retrieved 2022-10-15.
  11. ^ "Provincial Administration, Northern Province". 2020-05-30.
  12. ^ "Provincial Administration, North Western Province". 2020-05-30.
  13. ^ "Provincial Administration, Southern Province". 2020-05-30.
  14. ^ "Provincial Administration, Western Province". 2020-05-30.

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