Kitunda is a town and an administrative ward in the Ilala District of the Dar es Salaam Region of Tanzania. The Soni Falls lie to the northeast of the town. The town gets its name from the Swahili word for the pawn in chess.[1]

Kata ya Kitunda
Kitunda is located in Tanzania
Location of Kitunda
Coordinates: 6°54′36″S 39°12′29″E / 6.90989306°S 39.20808635°E / -6.90989306; 39.20808635Coordinates: 6°54′36″S 39°12′29″E / 6.90989306°S 39.20808635°E / -6.90989306; 39.20808635
Country Tanzania
RegionDar es Salaam Region
DistrictIlala District
 • Total40,307
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

In 2016 the Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics report there were 40,307 people in the ward, from 57,132 in 2012.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Kitunda - Wiktionary".
  2. ^ 2012 Population and Housing Census - Population Distribution by Administrative Areas (PDF) (Report). Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: National Bureau of Statistics. 1 March 2013. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 March 2022. Retrieved 3 July 2022.
  3. ^ 2016 Makadirio ya Idadi ya Watu katika Majimbo ya Uchaguzi kwa Mwaka 2016, Tanzania Bara [Population Estimates in Administrative Areas for the Year 2016, Mainland Tanzania] (PDF) (Report) (in Swahili). Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: National Bureau of Statistics. 1 April 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 December 2021. Retrieved 3 July 2022.