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Location of Chikwawa District in Malawi
Location of Chikwawa District in Malawi

Chikwawa is a district in the Southern Region of Malawi. The capital is Chikwawa. The district covers an area of 4,755 km² and has a population of 356,682.

The district lies in a malaria endemic area in Africa and has recently been the target of efforts by a local Rotary Club to cover the entire district with insecticide-treated bednets.


At the time of the 2018 Census of Malawi, the distribution of the population of Chikwawa District by ethnic group was as follows:[1]

Government and administrative divisions

There are seven National Assembly constituencies in Chikwawa:

Central West is new and comprises the wards Nchalo and Lengwe.

Since the 2009 general election all of these constituencies have been represented by politicians from the Democratic Progressive Party.[2]

Town of Nchalo, south of Chikwawa


  1. ^ 2018 Malawi Population and Housing Census Main Report
  2. ^ "Parliament of Malawi - Members of Parliament - Chikwawa District". Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2011-01-18.

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