Mzuzu City, with an estimated 2018 population of 221,272 and growing at a rate of 5.4% per annum, is the fastest growing city in Malawi and is the third largest urban center after Lilongwe and Blantyre. It is the hub of government administration, business, industry, commerce, and services for the Northern Region of Malawi, and it serves a hinterland with a population of approximately 1,708,930. Originating from a Tung Oil Estate in 1947, the city has grown from 23 square kilometers to 146 square kilometers in 2018 and was declared a city in 1985.
Mzuzu is the largest urban center in the Northern Region of Malawi and is the third largest urban center after Lilongwe and Blantyre in the Central Region and Southern Region respectively. Therefore, Mzuzu plays an important role as a regional center in the settlement hierarchy of Malawi. The city is situated 385 kilometers north of the capital city Lilongwe, and some 300 kilometers from Malawi-Tanzania land border. The distance by road from Mzuzu to the small harbor town of Nkhata Bay located on the shores of Lake Malawi is 47 kilometers.
The project entails the construction of low cost housing and provision of serviced plots.
Luwinga ward in Mzuzu.
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