Snapshot of Magu District - Administrative Subdivisions and More

Snapshot of Magu District – Administrative Subdivisions and More

Magu District is among the seven Mwanza Region districts in Tanzania, East Africa.The Magu town located on the Simiyu river is its administrative center. It has 4 main borders which include; Lake Victoria and Busega District to the North; Itilima District, Maswa District, Misungwi District and Kwimba District to the South; Bariadi District to the East; and Mwanza city consisting of Ilemela District and Nyamagana District to the East.

According to the 2012 census, Magu District had a population of 299,759 people which was less than the 2002 population which was 416,113. The reason is that the district was divided in half in 2012. Half of the original Magu district now belongs to the new Busega District in the Simiyu Region.

Constituencies

Tanzania is split into constituencies for the purposes of parliamentary elections. Since the 2010 elections there were two constituencies in Magu District, namely, Magu and Busega Constituency.

Magu District Divisions

Magu District has four administrative divisions which were formed in 2012. These are:

  • Sanjo
  • Kahangara
  • Itumbili
  • Ndagalu

Wards in Magu District

In 2002 Magu District was divided into twenty-seven administrative wards. Later in 2012 after going through major restructuring it was split into eighteen wards.

Magu district map
Magu district map

The twenty-seven wards that are in Magu District as of 2002 are as follows:

●      Mwamanga

●      Mkula

●      Igalukilo

●      Kabita

●      Mwamabanza

●      Kalemela

●      Kiloleni

●      Kisesa

●      Ng’haya

●      Nkungulu

●      Nyaluhande

●      Kitongo

●      Ngashe

●      Sukuma

●      Lugeye

●      Kahangara

●      Nyanguge

●      Ilungu

●      Badugu

●      Lubugu

●      Bujashi

●      Lutale

●      Malili

●      Kitongosima

●      Magu Mjini

●      Kongolo

●      Mwamanyili

●      Ngasamo

●      Nyigogo

●      Shigala

●      Shishani

Magu District’s Wards after the 2012 restructuring

●      Bujashi

●      Kongolo

●      Lubugu

●      Lutale

●      Kisesa

●      Kitongo Sim

●      Mwamanga

●      Magu Mjini (Magu town)

●      Ng’haya

●      Nkungulu

●      Nyanguge

●      Kahangara

●      Mwamabanza

●      Bukandwe

●      Jinjimili

●      Nyigogo

●      Shishani

●      Sukuma

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