Karatu District

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Karatu District's location within Arusha Region
Karatu District's location within Arusha Region
RegionArusha Region
 • Total230,166

Karatu District is one of the seven districts in the Arusha Region of Tanzania. It is bordered by the Ngorongoro District to the north, the Shinyanga Region to the west, the Monduli District to the east, and the Manyara Region to the south and southeast.

According to the 2002 Tanzania National Census, the population of the Karatu District was 178,434.[1] By 2012, the population of the district was 230,166.[2]


Paved trunk road T17 from Arusha to the Ngorongoro National Park passes through the district.[3]

Administrative subdivisions[edit]


As of 2012, Karatu District is administratively divided into 14 wards:[2]


  1. ^ "2002 Population and Housing General Report: Arusha: Karatu". Archived from the original on 18 March 2004.
  2. ^ a b "2012 Population and Housing Census" (PDF). Development Partners Group Tanzania. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Arusha Region Roads Network" (PDF). TanRoads. Retrieved 20 August 2019.

Coordinates: 3°20′S 35°40′E / 3.333°S 35.667°E / -3.333; 35.667