Kakonko District Council
INTRODUCTION OF THE KAKONKO DISTRICT COUNCIL
Kakonko District Council is initiated in the day of 08 month of March year 2013 and published in government gazette of 08/03/2013 with GN.42. The District Council is initiated as a result of division of Kibondo District into two District, Kibondo and Kakonko.
Location and Coverage area
Kakonko District is Located in the Western Plateau of Tanzania with latitudes between 3˚and 5˚ south of Equator and longitude between 30.2˚ and 31.5˚ East of GMT. It is at a junction with linking roads to Kibondo, Kasulu and Kigoma District, Mwanza, Kagera, Shinyanga and Tabora regions and it is 296km, from the Region Headquarter. It covers 7,715.05km2 of which 2/3 is Game Reserve and 1/3 is used for settlement.
Kakonko district shares borders with Ngara and Biharamulo districts (Kagera Region) on the North, Urambo district (Tabora Region) on south East, Bukombe district (Shinyanga Region) on the East, Kibondo district on the south and the Republic of Burundi on the west.
Administratively, the District is divided into 3 Division, 11 wards, 32 registered villages with 290 hamlets (Sub-villages)
Population and Ethnic Groups
According to 2012 population and housing census Kakonko District has a population of 167,555, out of which 81,417 were males and 86,138 were females, at the annual average Growth Rate of 2.4%. The average family size was 5 persons and the life expectancy is set at 52 years
Kakonko District is one of the eight districts of the Kigoma Region of Tanzania. It is one of the 20 new districts that were formed in Tanzania since 2010; it was split off from Kibondo District. Kakonko District is bordered to the north by Kagera Region, to the east by Geita Region, to the south by Kibondo District, and to the west by Burundi. Its administrative seat is the town of Kakonko.
According to the 2012 Tanzania National Census, the population of Kakonko District was 167,555
In 2012, Kakonko District was administratively divided into 11 wards.
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