Chunya District

Chunya District is one of the seven districts of Mbeya Region, Tanzania. It is bordered to the north by Tabora Region, to the northeast by Singida Region, to the east by Mbarali District, to the south by Mbeya Rural District, and to the west by Songwe District.

According to the 2002 Tanzania National Census, the population of Chunya District was 206,615.[1]

In 2006, the District Commissioner of Chunya District was Frank Uhahula.[2]

In 2015, Songwe District was split from the western part of Chunya District and integrated into the newly created Songwe Region.[3]

Administrative subdivisionsEdit


For parliamentary elections, Tanzania is divided into constituencies. As of the 2010 elections Chunya District had two constituencies:[4]

  • Lupa Constituency
  • Songwe Constituency

Songwe Constituency is now contained within Songwe District.[3]

As for now Chunya District has two divisions which are Kiwanja Division and Lupa Division.


As of 2002, Chunya District was administratively divided into twenty-three wards:[1]


  1. ^ a b "2002 Population and Housing General Report: Mbeya: Chunya". Archived from the original on 18 March 2004.
  2. ^ "Tanazanian Government Directory Database" (in Swahili). Archived from the original on 2006-10-03.
  3. ^ a b "History". Songwe District Council. Archived from the original on 26 December 2019. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Organisations located in Chunya District - Tanzania". African Development Information.

Coordinates: 8°32′S 33°25′E / 8.533°S 33.417°E / -8.533; 33.417