Arumeru District

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This article is about the district in Tanzania. For the county in Kenya, see Meru County.
Arumeru
District
Map of Arusha Region's Districts with Arumeru highlighted.
Map of Arusha Region's Districts with Arumeru highlighted.
Coordinates: 03°08′S 36°52′E / 3.133°S 36.867°E / -3.133; 36.867Coordinates: 03°08′S 36°52′E / 3.133°S 36.867°E / -3.133; 36.867
Country Tanzania
Region Arusha Region
Population (2002)
 • Total 516,814

Arumeru District (Meru District and Arusha Rural District) is one of the six districts in the Arusha Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the north, west, and southwest by Monduli District, to the southeast by the city of Arusha, and to the east by the Kilimanjaro Region.

As of 2002, the population of the Arumeru District was 516,814.[1]

Administrative subdivisions[edit]

Constituencies[edit]

For parliamentary elections, Arusha Region is divided into constituencies. As of the 2010 elections Arumeru District had two constituencies, Arumeru West (Arumeru Magharibi) Constituency and Arumeru East (Arumeru Mashariki) Constituency.

Divisions[edit]

Beginning in 2007 Arumeru District has been administered by two district councils: Arusha District Council and Meru District Council.[2][3] Arusha District Council administers three divisions, twenty wards, seventyfive villages, 294 hamlets and 64,339 households.[4] Meru District Council administers three divisions, seventeen wards, seventyone villages and 281 subvillages.[5]

Wards[edit]

The Arumeru District is administratively divided into thirty-seven wards:[1][5]

Economy[edit]

The district economy is almost entirely agricultural consisting mostly of subsistence farming and livestock raising.[5][7] Exports from the few large-scale commercial horticultural farms bring in most of the money in the district. In 2012, that economy in Arumeru District was threatened when, local landless residents forcibly occupied some of those commercial farms.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2002 Population and Housing General Report: Arusha: Arumeru". Archived from the original on 18 March 2004. 
  2. ^ "Meru District Council - History". Arusha Region Office, Tanzania. Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Meru district council is among the two councils that form Arumeru district." "Meru District Council". Arusha Region Office, Tanzania. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Arusha District Council". Arusha Region Office, Tanzania. Archived from the original on 16 October 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c "Meru District Council". Arusha Region Office, Tanzania. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016. 
  6. ^ In English, the Swahili "Maji ya Chai" means: water for tea.
  7. ^ "Arusha District Council - History". Arusha Region Office, Tanzania. Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. 
  8. ^ Ihucha, Adam (12 May 2012). "Arumeru, Arusha land invasions threaten commercial farming". The East African. Archived from the original on 24 February 2013.