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Kishapu District Council-Shinyanga, Tanzania

Kishapu District Council was established on July 1, 2002 as a result of the division of Shinyanga District Council. On July 1, 2006, the Council was formally established after it was announced from the Government Gazette of July 29, 2005 and no. 220 of GN.
Location and District
Kishapu District Council is one of the three districts that make up Shinyanga Region while the other districts are Kahama and Shinyanga. The district is bordered by Meatu District (Simiyu) and Iramba (Singida) to the east and Shinyanga to the west, Igunga to the south, Kwimba and Maswa to the north.
District Area
The District has 4,333 square kilometers which is equivalent to 8.5 percent of the total Regional area which is located 50,781 square kilometers. The total area of ​​human settlements is 1,536.4 square kilometers which is 35.5 percent of the total area, Agricultural activity area is 1,898.33 which is 43.8 of total area. The livestock area is 747.02 square kilometers which is 17.2 percent of the total area, the forest area is 100.78 square kilometers which is 2.3 percent of the total area and the area area is 50.47 percent which is 1.2 percent of the total area.
Administrative Area
The district has 3 divisions 3, 29 counties and 117 villages where it has one constituency. The district has successfully established the Kishapu small town Authority.
The open pit Williamson diamond mine (also known as Mwadui mine) is located in Kishapu District.
According to the 2002 Tanzania National Census, the population of Kishapu District was 240,086
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Wards
Kishapu District is administratively divided into 20 wards:
Bubiki
Bunambiyu
Itilima
Kiloleli
Kishapu
Lagana
Masanga
Mondo
Mwadui Luhumbo
Mwakipoya
Mwamalasa
Mwamashele
Ngofila
Seke Bugoro
Shagihilu
Somagedi
Songwa
Talaga
Uchunga
Ukenyenge
mwataga
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