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WILAYA YA NGARA
 
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HALMASHAURI YA WILAYA YA NGARA
 
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•  Geographical location

 
 

Ngara is one of the seven Districts in Kagera region. It is in the extreme north west of Tanzania . It borders Rwanda in the North; Burundi in the Southwest; Biharamulo in the East, Karagwe in the North East and Kibondo in the South. The distance from Ngara to Dar es Salaam is 1,600 Km and to the regional headquarters, Bukoba is 350 kms. The tarmac road connects Ngara with Kigali in Rwanda , Bujumbura in Burundi and to the dry port of Isaka . The area of Ngara is km 2 3,744 and it is divided into four divisions, 17 wards and 72 villages. It is further subdivided into 359 sub villages ( vitongoji).

 
 
 

  Administrative Division.

Ngara District covers an area of approximately 3,744 Km2, it is divided into four divisions, 17 wards and 72 villages. It is further subdivided into 359 sub villages (vitongoji).

 

 
 
 

Demography:

According to 2002 census Ngara had 49,082 households with a population of 334,409 people including refugees whereby male were 162,314 and female were 172,095. Tanzanians were 233,409 in which male were 11,287 and female were 120,114. The annual average intercensal growth rate (1988-2002) was recorded as 2.7% for the local population and 5.3 % including the refugee population. The population density is 89-inhabitants/per square kilometer, and will scale down to 62 inhabitants per square kilometer after refugees repatriation. The average household size is 4.6 people. Ngara constitutes 16 % and 13 % of the Kagera region population with or without refugee population respectively. The 2002 population and housing census recorded the district having 10,815 persons (3.2%) living with disabilities and orphan hood was recorded at 1.4% of total Population. The population data census is clearly shown in the table below.

Data population census Ngara Aug 2002

Section

Male

Female

Total

 

Local population

113,287

120,114

233,401

69.6%

Refugee population

51,490

49,518

101,008

30.4%

Total

164,777

169,632

334,409

100%

With annual growth rate of 2.7% (Local Population), for the year 2007 the district local population is estimated at 260,020 people.

The highland villages of Bugufi are densely populated and still young people move to Rusumo and Nyakisasa wards where fertile land is still available. The construction of tarmac roads and bridges facilitated the recent demographic movement, notably from neighboring districts of Karagwe and Biharamulo to settle in Rusumo wards for cultivation purpose. There is a mixed population in the trading centers of Kabanga, Rulenge, Rusumo and Benaco.

 

The river Ruvubu divides the district in two parts: Bugufi in the Northeast and Bushubi in the Southwest. The river also divides the major tribes of the district: the Wahangaza are living in the densely populated Bugufi area, while the washubi resides in the southwest.

     
     
     
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