Thyolo District

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Thyolo District

The Thyolo district of Malawi is one of the districts in Malawi. The capital is Thyolo. The district covers an area of 1,715 km.² and has a population of 458,976. [1] It is also has crossroads leading to Makwasa, Molere, Konzalendo, Thekerani into Muona and eventually Nsanje leading to another border with Mozambique.

Government and administrative divisions

There are seven National Assembly constituencies in Thyolo:

Since the 2009 election all of these constituencies have been held by members of the Democratic Progressive Party. [2]

Thyolo is one of the southernmost districts of Malawi, and is bordered by 5 others as well as Mozambique.

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Thyolo Place in Southern Region, Malawi

Thyolo is a town located in the Southern Region of Malawi. It is the administrative capital of Thyolo District. Traditional Authority Mphuka in Thyolo District is one of the 10 Traditional Authorities in Thyolo District in Malawi. There are a number of non sustainable activities that communities in the area do that are detrimental to development.

Thyolo alethe Species of bird

The Thyolo alethe or Cholo alethe is an endangered species of bird in the family Muscicapidae. It is found in Malawi and Mozambique. It is named after Thyolo, a nearby town in Malawi. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is most threatened by habitat loss due to deforestation, fires, and human activities.

Malawi Lomwe, known as Elhomwe, is a dialect of the Lomwe language spoken in southeastern Malawi in parts such as Mulanje and Thyolo.

References

  1. "Thyolo, Thyolo District, Southern Region, Malawi". www.mindat.org. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  2. Parliament of Malawi - Members of Parliament - Thyolo District