Tandahimba District Council is one of the five Districts that make up the Mtwara Region. This district was officially established in 1995.
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Tandahimba District is located in Southern Tanzania. This district borders Mtwara District on the East, West borders Newala District, North borders Lindi Region and South borders Ruvuma River which is the official border with Mozambique.
The capital of this district is called TANDAHIMBA which is located 95 km from the regional headquarters of Mtwara. The district has an area of 1673 square kilometers equivalent to 167,331 hectares.
The area suitable for agriculture is 157,304 hectares equivalent to 94% of the total area of the district, the area with trees is 63,216.8 hectares which is equivalent to 38% of the total area of the district. Conservation forests including the Makonde Mountains reserve are 25,218 hectares equivalent to 15% of the total area of the district.
Tandahimba District has 7 Divisions, 32 Wards, 143 Registered Villages and 654 Sub-Districts
Tandahimba District Council has a total of 42 Honorable Councilors including the Honorable Member of Parliament for Tandahimba State.
Of these, 32 Councilors are elected and 10 Special Seats are.
Tandahimba is one of the six districts of the Mtwara Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the east by the Mtwara Rural District, to the south by Mozambique, to the west by the Newala District, and to the north by the Lindi Region.
According to the 2002 Tanzania National Census, the population of the Tandahimba District was 204,648
The Tandahimba District is administratively divided into 22 wards:
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