Nkhotakota District

Location of Nkhotakota District in Malawi

Nkhotakota is a district in the Central Region of Malawi. The capital is Nkhotakota. The district covers an area of 4,259 km² and has a population of 395,897.[1] The word Nkhotakota means "zig-zag" in Chichewa. It is located along the shore of Lake Malawi.


At the time of the 2018 Census of Malawi, the distribution of the population of Nkhotakota District by ethnic group was as follows:[2]

Government and administrative divisionsEdit

There are five National Assembly constituencies in Nkhotakota:[3]

  • Nkhotakota - Central
  • Nkhotakota - North
  • Nkhotakota - North East
  • Nkhotakota - South
  • Nkhotakota - South East


  1. ^ "2018 Population and Housing Census Main Report" (PDF). Malawi National Statistical Office. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  2. ^ 2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Main Report
  3. ^ Parliament of Malawi - Members of Parliament - Nkhotakota District
13°00′S 34°05′E / 13.000°S 34.083°E / -13.000; 34.083