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 the 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)
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
Websitemuhezadc.go.tz

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 subdivisions

Wards

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

  • Amani
  • Bwembwera
  • Genge
  • Kicheba
  • Kigombe
  • Kilulu
  • Kisiwani (English Meaning: on the island)
  • Kwafungo
  • Kwakifua
  • Kwemkabala
  • Lusanga
  • Magila
  • Magoroto
  • Majengo (English Meaning: buildings)
  • Masuguru
  • Mbaramo
  • Mbomole
  • Mhamba
  • Misalai
  • Misozwe
  • Mkuzi
  • Mlingano
  • Mpapayu
  • Mtindiro
  • Ngomeni
  • Nkumba
  • Pande Darajani
  • Potwe
  • Songa
  • Tanganyika
  • Tingeni
  • Tongwe
  • Zirai


Transport

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.

References

  1. "2012 Population and Housing Census" (PDF). Development Partners Group Tanzania. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  2. "Tanga Region Roads Network" (PDF). Tanroads. Retrieved 8 August 2019.

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