Handeni District

Handeni Rural District is one of the 10 districts of Tanga Region in Tanzania. It is bordered to the west by the Kilindi District and the Handeni Urban District, to the north by the Korogwe District, to the east by the Pangani District, and to the south by the Pwani Region. It split in 2002 form the Kilindi District. The administrative capital of the district is Handeni town.

Handeni District

Wilaya ya Handeni  (Swahili)
Location within Tanga Region (red)
CountryTanzania
ZoneNorthern
RegionTanga
CapitalHandeni
Government
  District CommissionerSeif Mpembenwe
Area
  Total7,366.41 km2 (2,844.19 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
  Total276,646
  Density38/km2 (97/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Postcode
218xx
Area code(s)027
Websitewww.tanga.go.tz

According to the 2002 Tanzania National Census, the population of the Handeni District was 248,633.[1]

According to the 2012 census, the population had increased to: 276,646. [2]

Administrative subdivisions

As of 2012, Handeni District Council was administratively divided into 20 wards.[2]

Wards

  • Kabuku
  • Kabuku ndani
  • Kang'ata
  • Kiva
  • Komkonga
  • Kwachaga
  • Kwaluguru
  • Kwamatuku
  • Kwamgwe
  • Kwamkonje
  • Kwamsisi
  • Kwasunga
  • Kwedizinga
  • Mazingara
  • Mgambo
  • Misima
  • Mkata
  • Ndolwa
  • Segera
  • Sindeni

Culture

The dramatic open area to the north of Handeni at the foot of the Maasai Steppe was the setting for Ernest Hemingway's classic hunting book, Green Hills of Africa.

References

  1. "2012 Population and Housing Census" (PDF). Development Partners Group Tanzania. Retrieved 7 August 2019.

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