Mpwapwa District's location within Dodoma Region.
Mpwapwa District is one of the seven districts of the Dodoma Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the north by Kongwa District (site of the failed British groundnut scheme), to the east by Morogoro Region, to the south by Iringa Region, and to the west by Chamwino District. Its district capital is the town of Mpwapwa.
According to the 2012 Tanzania National Census, the population of Mpwapwa District was 305,056.
According to the 2002 Tanzania National Census, the population of the Mpwapwa District was 254,500.
Most Mpwapwa residents live on the central plateau at about 3,500ft above sea level, though others, mainly from the minority Hehe ethnic group, live atop the 7,000ft mountains that benefit from better rainfall. The district is fairly arid and only gets good rains 2 years out of every 7.
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- "2002 Population and Housing Census: General Report". Government of Tanzania. 2003. Archived from the original on 2004-01-02. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
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- "Railways Network". Tanzania Railways Limited. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
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