Mtwara District

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Mtwara Urban is one of the 5 districts of the Mtwara Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the North by the Lindi Region, to the East by the Indian Ocean and to the South and West by the Mtwara Rural District.

According to the 2002 Tanzania National Census, the population of the Mtwara Urban District was 92,602.[1]


The Mtwara Urban District is administratively its divided into 2 division (Mtwara Urban and Mikindani Division), it has 15 wards, 185 mitaas (streets), 6 villages and 27 hamlets. The Mtwara Urban division is well paved with roads and consist of most CBD's and has 10 wards namely:-

  • Chikongola
  • Chuno
  • Likombe
  • Majengo (English meaning: buildings)
  • Railway
  • Shangani
  • Ufukoni
  • Vigaeni
  • Rahaleo
  • Naliendele

The Mikindani Division consists of small colonial historical town (mikindani) and has 5 wards:-

  • Mitengo
  • Mtonya
  • Magengeni
  • Kisungure
  • Jangwani (English meaning: in the desert)