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Karonga is a district in the Northern Region of Malawi. The district covers an area of 3,355 km.² and has a population of 194,572. It is a border district between Malawi and Tanzania, mainly occupied by the Nkhonde tribe. Other tribes include Henga tribe (mainly occupying the southern part), Nyakyusa tribes (migrants from Tanzania) etc.
Karonga is the main border from Tanzania into Malawi, and the township is called Karonga Boma.
Government and administrative divisions
There are five National Assembly constituencies in Karonga:
- Karonga - Central
- Karonga - North
- Karonga - North East
- Karonga - Nyungwe
- Karonga - South
The traditional authorities are Wasammbo, Kyungu, Mwakaboko, Kilipula, Mwirang'ombe and the central township of Boma.
Cities and towns
- Karonga (capital)
Notable Malwians from Karonga
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