Mbarali District Council is one of the seven districts of Mbeya Region, Tanzania. It is bordered to the north by Iringa region and east by Njombe region. To the south the district is bordered by Mbeya Rural District and to the west by Chunya District.
According to the 2018 Tanzania National Census projection, the population of Mbarali district more than 350,000. Before the expansion of the Ruaha National Park in 2008, Mbarali District covered an area of 15,560 square kilometres (6,008 sq mi).
Mbarali District is between 33.40 and 35.40 degrees Longitude towards the East, 7.41 degrees and 9.25 degrees south of the equator. In the North East, it borders Iringa Rural District, on the East side it borders Njombe District, on the south side it borders Mbeya District and in the North it borders Chunya District.
Mbarali district is the most famous area for rice farming. The district is home to Kapunga rice project and Mbarali estate. The district hosts a very famous wetland called Ihefu, as well as the Usangu plain. Ruaha National Park is within the district to the north side.
The Mbarali District Council is administratively divided into 20 wards:
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