Districts of Tanzania

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As of the 2012 census,[1] the 31 regions of Tanzania were divided into 169 districts (Swahili: wilaya).

In 2016 Songwe Region was created from the western part of Mbeya Region.[2][3]

Districts are each administered by a district council. Cities are separately administered by their own councils, and while administratively within a region, are not considered to be located within a district. The districts are listed below, by region:

Ten most populated districts[edit]

  1. Kinondoni Municipal Council, Dar es Salaam Region
    (1,775,049 inhabitants)
  2. Temeke Municipal Council, Dar es Salaam Region
    (1,368,881 inhabitants)
  3. Ilala Municipal Council, Dar es Salaam Region
    (1,220,611 inhabitants)
  4. Geita District Council, Geita Region
    (807,619 inhabitants)
  5. Sengerema District Council, Mwanza Region
    (663,034 inhabitants)
  6. Muleba District Council, Kagera Region
    (540,310 inhabitants)
  7. Kahama District Council, Shinyanga Region
    (523,802 inhabitants)
  8. Nzega District Council, Tabora Region
    (502,252 inhabitants)
  9. Lushoto District Council, Tanga Region
    (492,441 inhabitants)
  10. Moshi District Council, Kilimanjaro Region
    (466,737 inhabitants)

Arusha Region[edit]

Arusha Region's Districts

The seven district and city councils and populations of the Arusha Region as of the 2012 census:

  1. Meru District Council 268,144[4]
  2. Arusha City Council 416,442
  3. Arusha District Council 323,198
  4. Karatu District Council 230,166
  5. Longido District Council 123,153
  6. Monduli District Council 158,929
  7. Ngorongoro District Council 174,278

Dar es Salaam Region[edit]

See also: Dar es Salaam Region [sw]

The five municipal councils of Dar es Salaam as of the 2015, along with their populations (2012 census):

  1. Ilala Municipal Council 1,220,611
  2. Kinondoni Municipal Council 1,775,049
  3. Temeke Municipal Council 1,368,881
  4. Kigamboni Municipal Council (created in 2015)
  5. Ubungo Municipal Council (created in 2015)

Dodoma Region[edit]

Dodoma region's districts

The seven district and municipal councils of the Dodoma Region as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Bahi District Council 221,645
  2. Chamwino District Council 330,543
  3. Chemba District Council 235,711
  4. Dodoma Municipal Council 410,956
  5. Kondoa District Council 269,704
  6. Kongwa District Council 309,973
  7. Mpwapwa District Council 305,056

Geita Region[edit]

Geita Region's Districts

The five district councils of the Geita Region as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Bukombe District Council 224,542
  2. Chato District Council 365,127
  3. Geita Town Council & Geita District Council 807,619
  4. Mbogwe District Council 193,922
  5. Nyang'hwale District Council 148,320

Iringa Region[edit]

The five district, municipal, and town councils of the Iringa Region as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Iringa District Council 254,032
  2. Iringa Municipal Council 151,345
  3. Kilolo District Council 218,130
  4. Mafinga Town Council 51,902
  5. Mufindi District Council 265,829

Kagera Region[edit]

Kagera Region's Districts

The eight district and municipal councils of the Kagera Region as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Biharamulo District Council 323,486
  2. Bukoba District Council 289,697
  3. Bukoba Municipal Council 128,796
  4. Karagwe District Council 332,020
  5. Kyerwa District Council 321,026
  6. Missenyi District Council 202,632
  7. Muleba District Council 540,310
  8. Ngara District Council 320,056

Kaskazini Pemba Region of Zanzibar[edit]

The two districts of the Kaskazini Pemba Region in Zanzibar as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Micheweni District 103,816
  2. Wete District 107,916

Kaskazini Unguja Region of Zanzibar[edit]

The two districts of the Kaskazini Unguja Region in Zanzibar as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Kaskazini A District 105,780
  2. Kaskazini B District 81,675

Katavi Region[edit]

The three district and town councils of the Katavi Region as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Mlele District Council 282,568
  2. Mpanda District Council 179,136
  3. Mpanda Town Council 102,900

Kigoma Region[edit]

Kigoma Region's Districts

The eight district, municipal, and town councils of the Kigoma Region as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Buhigwe District Council 254,342
  2. Kakonko District Council 167,555
  3. Kasulu District Council 425,794
  4. Kasulu Town Council 208,244
  5. Kibondo District Council 261,331
  6. Kigoma District Council 211,566
  7. Kigoma-Ujiji Municipal Council 215,458
  8. Uvinza District Council 383,640

Kilimanjaro Region[edit]

Kilimanjaro Region's Districts

The seven district and municipal councils of the Kilimanjaro Region as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Hai District Council 210,533
  2. Moshi District Council 466,737
  3. Moshi Municipal Council 184,292
  4. Mwanga District Council 131,442
  5. Rombo District Council 260,963
  6. Same District Council 269,807
  7. Siha District Council 116,313

Kusini Pemba Region of Zanzibar[edit]

The two districts of the Kusini Pemba Region in Zanzibar as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Chake Chake District 97,249
  2. Mkoani District 97,867

Kusini Unguja Region of Zanzibar[edit]

The two districts of the Kusini Unguja Region in Zanzibar as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Kati District 76,346
  2. Kusini District 39,242

Lindi Region[edit]

The six district and municipal councils of the Lindi Region as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Kilwa District Council 190,744
  2. Lindi District Council 194,143
  3. Lindi Municipal Council 78,841
  4. Liwale District Council 91,380
  5. Nachingwea District Council 178,464
  6. Ruangwa District Council 131,080

Manyara Region[edit]

Manyara Region's Districts

The six district and town councils of the Manyara Region as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Babati Town Council 93,108
  2. Babati District Council 312,392
  3. Hanang District Council 275,990
  4. Kiteto District Council 244,669
  5. Mbulu District Council 320,279
  6. Simanjiro District Council 178,693

Mara Region[edit]

Mara Region's Districts

The seven district and municipal councils of the Mara Region as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Bunda District Council 335,061
  2. Butiama District Council 241,732
  3. Musoma District Council 178,356
  4. Musoma Municipal Council 134,327
  5. Rorya District Council 265,241
  6. Serengeti District Council 249,420
  7. Tarime District Council 339,693

Mbeya Region[edit]

The seven district, city, and town councils of the Mbeya Region as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Busokelo District Council 96,348
  2. Chunya District Council 290,478
  3. Kyela District Council 221,490
  4. Mbarali District Council 300,517
  5. Mbeya City Council 385,279
  6. Mbeya District Council 305,319
  7. Rungwe District Council 339,157

Mjini Magharibi Region of Zanzibar[edit]

The two districts of the Mjini Magharibi Region in Zanzibar as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Magharibi District 370,645
  2. Mjini District 223,033

Morogoro Region[edit]

The nine district and municipal councils of the Morogoro Region as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Gairo District Council 193,011: http://www.gairodc.go.tz/
  2. Kilombero District Council 407,880: http://www.kilomberodc.go.tz/
  3. Kilosa District Council 438,175: http://www.kilosadc.go.tz/
  4. Morogoro District Council 286,248:http://www.morogorodc.go.tz/
  5. Morogoro Municipal Council 315,866: http://morogoromc.go.tz/
  6. Mvomero District Council 312,109: http://www.mvomerodc.go.tz/
  7. Ulanga District Council 151,001: http://www.ulangadc.go.tz/
  8. Malinyi District Council 114,202: http://www.malinyidc.go.tz/
  9. Ifakara Township Council 121,806: http://www.ifakaratc.go.tz/

Mtwara Region[edit]

The seven district, municipal, and town councils of the Mtwara Region as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Masasi District Council 247,993
  2. Masasi Town Council 102,696
  3. Mtwara District Council 228,003
  4. Mtwara Municipal Council 108,299
  5. Nanyumbu District Council 150,857
  6. Newala District Council 205,492
  7. Tandahimba District Council 227,514

Mwanza Region[edit]

Mwanza Region's Districts

The seven district and municipal councils of the Mwanza Region as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Ilemela Municipal Council 343,001
  2. Kwimba District Council 406,509
  3. Magu District Council 299,759
  4. Misungwi District Council 351,607
  5. Nyamagana Municipal Council 363,452
  6. Sengerema District Council 663,034
  7. Ukerewe District Council 345,147

Njombe Region[edit]

The six district and town councils of the Njombe Region as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Ludewa District Council 133,218
  2. Makambako Town Council 93,827
  3. Makete District Council 97,266
  4. Njombe District Council 85,747
  5. Njombe Town Council 130,223
  6. Wanging'ombe District Council 161,816

Pwani Region[edit]

Pwani Region's Districts

The seven district and town councils of the Pwani Region as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Bagamoyo District Council 311,740
  2. Kibaha District Council 70,209
  3. Kibaha Town Council 128,488
  4. Kisarawe District Council 101,598
  5. Mafia District Council 46,438
  6. Mkuranga District Council 222,921
  7. Rufiji District Council 217,274

Rukwa Region[edit]

The four district and municipal councils of the Rukwa Region as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Kalambo District Council 207,700
  2. Nkasi District Council 281,200
  3. Sumbawanga District Council 305,846
  4. Sumbawanga Municipal Council 209,793

Ruvuma Region[edit]

The six district and municipal councils of the Ruvuma Region as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Mbinga District Council 353,683
  2. Songea District Council 173,821
  3. Songea Municipal Council 203,309
  4. Tunduru District Council 298,279
  5. Namtumbo District Council 201,639
  6. Nyasa District Council 146,160

Shinyanga Region[edit]

Shinyanga Region's Districts

The five district, municipal, and town councils of the Shinyanga Region as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Kahama Town Council 242,208
  2. Kahama District Council 523,802
  3. Kishapu District Council 272,990
  4. Shinyanga District Council 334,417
  5. Shinyanga Municipal Council 161,391

Simiyu Region[edit]

Simiyu Region's Districts

The five district councils of the Simiyu Region as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Bariadi District Council 422,916
  2. Busega District Council 203,597
  3. Itilima District Council 313,900
  4. Maswa District Council 344,125
  5. Meatu District Council 299,619

Singida Region[edit]

Singida Region's Districts

The six district and municipal councils of the Singida Region as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Ikungi District Council 272,959
  2. Iramba District Council 236,282
  3. Manyoni District Council 296,763
  4. Mkalama District Council 188,733
  5. Singida District Council 225,521
  6. Singida Municipal Council 150,379

Songwe Region[edit]

The four district and municipal councils of the Songwe Region are:

  1. Ileje District
  2. Mbozi District
  3. Momba District
  4. Songwe District

Tabora Region[edit]

Tabora Region's Districts

The seven district and municipal councils of the Tabora Region as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Igunga District Council 399,727
  2. Kaliua District Council 393,358
  3. Nzega District Council 502,252
  4. Sikonge District Council 179,883
  5. Tabora Municipal Council 226,999
  6. Urambo District Council 192,781
  7. Uyui District Council 396,623

Tanga Region[edit]

Tanga Region's Districts

The ten district, city, and town councils of the Tanga Region as of the 2012 census, along with their populations:

  1. Handeni District Council 276,646
  2. Handeni Town Council 79,056
  3. Kilindi District Council 236,833
  4. Korogwe Town Council 68,308
  5. Korogwe District Council 242,038
  6. Lushoto District Council 492,441 (Usambara Mountains)
  7. Muheza District Council 204,461
  8. Mkinga District Council 118,065
  9. Pangani District Council 54,025
  10. Tanga City Council 273,332

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population Distribution by Administrative Units, United Republic of Tanzania, 2013 Archived May 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Mwakyusa, Alvar (4 February 2016). "Songwe is new region - with four districts". Daily News. Archived from the original on 5 February 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Welcome to Mbeya Region". Mbeya Regional Commissioner Office. Archived from the original on 2017-02-22. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  4. ^ Population Distribution by Administrative Areas: 2012 PHC

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