Districts

Ntchisi District

About Ntchisi District

Land Area (km2) 1,655km2   (Ranking No.23 / 28 districts)
Population 317,069   (Ranking No.21 / 28 districts)
Population Density 192/km2   (Ranking No.15 / 28 districts)
Literacy Rate 67.08%   (Ranking No.17 / 28 districts)
Electrification Rate 3.55%   (Ranking No.27 / 28 districts)
Water pipe Rate 4.51%   (Ranking No.20 / 28 districts)
*The data is as of 2018.

 

Ntchisi is a district located in the Central Region of Malawi.

It has one of the worst networks, with only one tarmac road (T350) from Mponela to the capital town of Ntchisi Boma, but it is said to be one of the most beautiful roads in the country.

The majority of the population in Ntchisi live on subsistence agriculture.

The most popular crops are tobacco, maize, soya, groundnuts, cassava, peas, beans, and sorghum.

One of the tourist attractions is its gigantic Ntchisi Mountain and its surrounding forest reserve which is one of the biggest forest reserves in Malawi.

There are several lodging sites in Ntchisi including Ntchisi Forest Lodge which was recently developed for international visitors and is rapidly gaining an excellent reputation.

Chichewa is the main language spoken in Ntchisi.

Ntchisi Population by Tribe

Tribe Chewa Ngoni Tumbuka Lomwe Others
Percentage 97.89% 0.92% 0.37% 0.33% 0.49%
*The data is as of 2018.

Ntchisi Population by Religion

Religion Christian Islam Others No Religion
Percentage 85.55% 0.49% 9.79% 4.17%
*The data is as of 2018.

Tourist Attractions in Ntchisi

Ntchisi Forest ReserveNtchisi Forest Reserve is one of Malawi’s last remaining indigenous ...