Nkhotakota District

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Location of Nkhotakota District in Malawi

Nkhotakota is a district in the Central Region of Malawi. The capital is Nkhotakota. The district covers an area of 4,259 km² and has a population of 395,897. [1] The word Nkhotakota means "zig-zag" in Chichewa. It is located along the shore of Lake Malawi.

Government and administrative divisions

There are five National Assembly constituencies in Nkhotakota: [2]

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References

  1. "2018 Population and Housing Census Main Report" (PDF). Malawi National Statistical Office. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  2. Parliament of Malawi - Members of Parliament - Nkhotakota District

Coordinates: 13°00′S34°05′E / 13.000°S 34.083°E / -13.000; 34.083