Misungwi District's location within Mwanza Region. Trunk roads in green.
Misungwi District is one of the seven districts of the Mwanza Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the north by Nyamagana District and Magu District, to the east by Kwimba District, to the south by Shinyanga Rural District and to the west by Nyang'hwale District and Lake Victoria. Misungwi is often spelled with an extra 's' to make it Missungwi. The administrative centre is in the town of Misungwi.
Paved trunk road T8 from Shinyanga to Mwanza passes through Misungwi district from south to north.
As of 2012, Misungwi District was divided into four divisions and 27 wards. 
It has twenty seven wards by 2016