Arusha Urban District (or Arusha City Council) is one of the seven districts of the Arusha Region of Tanzania, and it contains the regional and economic capital; the city of Arusha. It is bordered to the south, west and north by Arusha Rural District and to east by Meru District. As of 1994, Arusha District was the wealthiest district in Tanzania with 91,024 Tanzanian shillings.
As of 2002, the population of the Arusha District was 282,712.
According to the 2012 Tanzania National Census, the population of Arusha Urban District was 416,442.
Paved Trunk road T2 from Kenyan border crossing at Namanga to Moshi passes through the Arusha Urban District and paved trunk road T5 from Babati ends in the district.
The Usambara Railway from Tanga to Arusha ends in the district as well.
Arusha Airport is also located within the district’s boundaries.
As of 2012, Arusha Urban District was administratively divided into 19 wards, three divisions and one constituency.
For parliamentary elections, Arusha Region is divided into constituencies. As of the 2010 elections Arusha District had one constituency, Arusha Constituency.
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