Namtumbo District Council is one of the six Districts of Ruvuma Region in southern Tanzania, where the Council was established in accordance with the law on 02/08/2002 and was given official approval for the establishment of Council No.366 on 09/11/2006 to separate from Songea District Council. Namtumbo is the famous name of Mtemi who came from Mozambique and lived in Namtumbo and had a good reputation something that made him famous. The council has an administrative area of 20,375.10 square kilometers and occupies 1/3 of the total area of the region, Namtumbo District is estimated to have 21 People per square kilometer.
The Council is located between Latitude 9’17 ‘and Latitude 11’45’ south of the equator and also between Longitude 35’57 ‘and Longitude 36’52’ east of GMT. It is bordered by Songea in the West, Ulanga District (Morogoro Region) in the North, Tunduru District and Liwale (Lindi Region) in the East. To the south are the Ruvuma River and the international border of Mozambique.
As of 2002, the population of the Namtumbo District was 185,131
The Namtumbo District is administratively divided into 21 wards:
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