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:
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.