Snapshot of Kilosa District - Administrative Subdivisions and More

Snapshot of Kilosa District – Administrative Subdivisions and More

Kilosa is one of six districts of Tanzania’s Morogoro District. Its administrative headquarters is the city of Kilosa. It spans an area of ​​14,918 sq kms (5,760 sq miles). The northern boundary is region of Manyara District, northeast is region of Tanga, east is Mvomero District, southeast is the Morogoro Rural District, south is Kilombero District, southwest is region of Iringa and west is Dodoma Region. The Mikumi National Park is also found in Kilosa.

According to the 2002 Tanzanian census, the population of Kilosa was 489,513.

Kilosa Constituencies

For parliamentary elections purposes, Tanzania is split into constituencies. Since the 2015 elections Kilosa had two constituencies namely

  • Mikumi Consitutency
  • Kilosa Constituency

Kilosa District Divisions

Since 1997 Kilosa District has had 9 administrative divisions which are:

  • Ulaya Division, the central part of southern Kilosa District.
  • Rudewa Division,
  • Mikumi Division
  • Masanze Division
  • Magole Division
  • Kimamba Division
  • Kilosa Mijni (municipality)
  • Kilosa Division,
  • Gairo Division, the northern part of Kilosa District,

Kilosa Wards

In 2002 Kilosa District was split into 46 administrative wards. From 2012 8 wards were reallocated to the newly created Gairo District, these include:

  • Mandege
  • Gairo
  • Chagongwe
  • Rubeho
  • Kibedya
  • Chanjale
  • Iyogwe
  • Chakwa

The 38 wards that remained in Kilosa from 2012 are the following:

  • Chanzuru
  • Berega
  • Dumila
  • Kidete
  • Kasiki
  • Kidodi
  • Kimamba ‘A’
  • Kilangali
  • Kisanga
  • Kimamba ‘B’
  • Luhembe
  • Lumbiji
  • Mabwerebwere
  • Lumuma
  • Magomeni
  • Magole
  • Malolo (Tanzania)
  • Magubike
  • Masanze
  • Mamboya
  • Mikumi
  • Mbumi
  • Msowero
  • Mkwatani
  • Ulaya
  • Rudewa
  • Vidunda
  • Uleling’ombe
  • Mamoyo
  • Zombo

Transport in Kilosa

Kilosa town has a station located on the Central Line of Tanzanian Railways. It is also an intersection for the branch line to the break-of-gauge trans-shipment terminal in Kidatu.

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