Mbeya City Council is one among the seven (7) Councils in Mbeya Region, others being Chunya, Mbarali, Kyela, Rungwe, Busokelo and Mbeya District. It has both the highway Tanzania- Zambia road (TANZAM) and the railway line Tanzania – Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) linking Tanzania to Southern African countries, which passes through the City making it one of the famous and important entry and exit points in the country. The City has also additional functions as the District and Region Head Quarters. Moreover the availability of infrastructure in the City, labour supply, land, reliable water supply and electricity, air port, Good Governance and markets create good environment for investments both Local and Foreign.
Mbeya Urban is a district of Mbeya Region, Tanzania and comprises the area of Mbeya town. It is bordered to the north by Mbeya Rural District, to the east by Rungwe District, to the south by Ileje District and to the west by Mbozi District.
According to the 2012 National Census, Mbeya City Council had a total population of 385,279 in habitants, out of which 182,620 (47%) are male and 202,659(53%) are female. The city population growth rate is 4% compared to the national average of 2.7%. With the population growth rate of 4% we have about 400,690 people by projection of 2014, whereby male are 189,925 and women are 210,765.
According to the 2012 Tanzania National Census, the population of Mbeya Urban District was 385,479
Mbeya Urban District is administratively divided into 36 wards:
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