Chunya District

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Chunya District is one of the seven districts of Mbeya Region, Tanzania. It is bordered to the north by the Tabora Region, to the northeast by the Singida Region, to the east by Mbarali District, to the south by Mbeya Rural District and Mbozi District, and to the west by the Rukwa Region.

According to the 2002 Tanzania National Census, the population of the Chunya District was 206,615.[1]

Presently, the District Commissioner of the Chunya District is Frank Uhahula.[2]

Administrative subdivisions[edit]


For parliamentary elections, Tanzania is divided into constituencies. As of the 2010 elections Chunya District had two constituencies:[3]

  • Lupa Constituency
  • Songwe Constituency



As of 2002, Chunya District was administratively divided into twenty-three wards:[1]


  1. ^ a b "2002 Population and Housing General Report: Mbeya: Chunya". Archived from the original on 18 March 2004. 
  2. ^ "Tanazanian Government Directory Database" (in Swahili). Archived from the original on 2006-10-03. 
  3. ^ "Organisations located in Chunya District - Tanzania". African Development Information. 

Coordinates: 8°32′S 33°25′E / 8.533°S 33.417°E / -8.533; 33.417