Nkasi District

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Nkasi District (formerly Nkansi District) is one of the four districts of the Rukwa Region of Tanzania, with its headquarters in the village of Namanyere. It is bordered to the north by the Mpanda District of Katavi Region; to the east by the Sumbawanga Urban District; to the south by the Sumbawanga Rural District and Zambia; and to the west by Lake Tanganyika across from the Democratic Republic of Congo.[1]

The district covers 13,124 square kilometres (5,067 sq mi).[1] As of 2002, the population of the Nkasi District was 208,497.[2]


Nkasi District was established[3] on 1 January 1984.[1]


Nkasi District is almost entirely rural, with well over 90% of its population occupied by subsistence farming, livestock rearing, and traditional fishing.[1] Thirty-three of the villages in the district are located beside Lake Tanganyika.[1] Major crops include: maize, millet, beans, and cassava. Commercial fishing in Lake Tanganyika is limited due to lack of storage facilities as well as capital to acquire fishing gear.[1]

Administrative subdivisions[edit]

As of 2002, Nkasi District was administratively divided into thirteen wards.[2] After the 2012 reorganization it had seventeen wards.[4]

2002 wards[edit]

2012 wards[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania - Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu - Tawala za Mikoa na Serikali za Mitaa: (The United Republic of Tanzania - Prime Minister's Office - Regional Administration and Local Government) Nkasi District - Introduction". Rukwa Regional Commissioner's Office. 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "2002 Population and Housing Census General Report: Rukwa: Nkansi". Archived from the original on 20 March 2004. 
  3. ^ Nkasi District was established under Tanzania's Local Government Act No. 7 of 1982, District Authorities section
  4. ^ "Postcodes: Rukwa Region 55000" (PDF). Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 31, 2012. 

Coordinates: 7°34′59″S 31°00′00″E / 7.583°S 31.000°E / -7.583; 31.000