Chunya District Council is one of the seven districts of Mbeya Region, Tanzania. It is bordered to the north by Tabora Region, to the northeast by Singida Region, to the east by Mbarali District, to the south by Mbeya Rural District, and to the west by Songwe District.
According to the 2002 Tanzania National Census, the population of Chunya District was 206,615.
In 2006, the District Commissioner of Chunya District was Frank Uhahula.
In 2015, Songwe District was split from the western part of Chunya District and integrated into the newly created Songwe Region
The origin of the word Chunya comes from a small stream near the first district headquarters in
Chunya. The stream came mainly during the rainy season and this is due to the climate of Chunya which is natural.
The most indigenous tribes of Chunya are nomads, migrants who mostly lived in
the lizard and the vultures who lived in the valley of the Songwe River, but within these three tribes there were tribes
For parliamentary elections, Tanzania is divided into constituencies. As of the 2010 elections Chunya District had two constituencies:
Songwe Constituency is now contained within Songwe District.
As for now Chunya District Council has two divisions which are Kiwanja Division and Lupa Division.
As of 2002, Chunya District was administratively divided into twenty-three wards:
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