Muheza District

Muheza is one of the ten districts of Tanga Region in Tanzania. It is bordered to the north by Mkinga District, to the east by Tanga and the Indian Ocean, to the south by the Pangani District and Handeni District, and to the west by the Korogwe District. The administrative capital of the district is Muheza town.

Muheza District
Wilaya ya Muheza  (Swahili)
Muheza District.jpg
Location within Tanga Region (red)
Location within Tanga Region (red)
CountryTanzania
ZoneNorthern
RegionTanga
CapitalMuheza
Government
 • District CommissionerMathew Nasei
Area
 • Total1,497.96 km2 (578.37 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total204,461
 • Density140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Postcode
214xx
Area code(s)027
WebsiteDistrict website

According to the 2002 Tanzania National Census, the population of the Muheza District was 279,423.[1] According to the 2012 Tanzania National Census, the population of Muheza District had decreased to 204,461; this is less than ten years before, because Nkinga District was split off in that period.[2]

Administrative subdivisionsEdit

WardsEdit

As of 2012, Muheza District is administratively divided into 44 wards:[2]

  1. Amani
  2. Bwembwera
  3. Genge
  4. Kicheba
  5. Kigombe
  6. Kilulu
  7. Kisiwani (English Meaning: on the island)
  8. Kwafungo
  9. Kwakifua
  10. Kwemkabala
  11. Lusanga
  12. Magila
  13. Magoroto
  14. Majengo (English Meaning: buildings)
  15. Masuguru
  16. Mbaramo
  17. Mbomole
  18. Mhamba
  19. Misalai
  20. Misozwe
  21. Mkuzi
  22. Mlingano
  23. Mpapayu
  24. Mtindiro
  25. Ngomeni
  26. Nkumba
  27. Pande Darajani
  28. Potwe
  29. Songa
  30. Tanganyika
  31. Tingeni
  32. Tongwe
  33. Zirai

TransportEdit

Paved trunk road T13 from Segera to Tanga and the Kenyan border passes through the district.[3] The Tanga-Arusha Railway passes through the district as well.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-07. Retrieved 2006-01-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b "2012 Population and Housing Census" (PDF). Development Partners Group Tanzania. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Tanga Region Roads Network" (PDF). Tanroads. Retrieved 8 August 2019.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 5°00′S 38°55′E / 5.000°S 38.917°E / -5.000; 38.917