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.

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Demographics

At the time of the 2018 Census of Malawi, the distribution of the population of Thyolo District by ethnic group was as follows: [2]

Government and administrative divisions

There are seven National Assembly constituencies in Thyolo:

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Since the 2009 election all of these constituencies have been held by members of the Democratic Progressive Party. [3]

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

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References

  1. "Thyolo, Thyolo District, Southern Region, Malawi". www.mindat.org. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  2. 2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Main Report
  3. Parliament of Malawi - Members of Parliament - Thyolo District