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DISTRICT PROFILE

Chibombo District located in Central Province of Zambia. It is located between 27o15 and 29o East of Greenwich and between latitudes 14º25’ and 15º South of the Equator. The district shares boundaries with Lusaka City on the South, Kabwe on the North, Chongwe and Chisamba on the East and Mumbwa and Shibuyunji on the West, Kapiri -Mposhi and Ngabwe on North West and Mkushi districts on the south eastern part. The administrative centre is about 93km away from Lusaka and approximately 50km from Kabwe. The district covers a total surface area of 8,342km².

Chibombo district as at 2010 had population of about 199, 626 according to 2010 census of population and housing report with a growth rate of about 2.6 percent. The projected population would be between 240, 000 to 270, 000.

Climate

Generally the climatic conditions are characterised by wet summers and dry winters. The district receives good rainfall with an annual average of 800 to 1000mm, although it varies from season to season. This is suitable for the cultivation of most crops. The temperature distribution is usually in the range of 29oC mean monthly temperatures in summer and mean monthly winter temperatures range of about 200C.

Vegetation and Soils

The average soil types recorded in the district could be classified in two, the alluvial soils found in the dambos and the sandy loamy in the uplands. The upland soils are more widespread in the district. Their capacity to retain nutrients is good and they have high water holding capacity.

VISION

Our long term vision for Chibombo District is to “promote agrarian revolution”.

MISSION

To accelerate sustainable development by way of increased community participation in service delivery, development planning, implementation and monitoring of developmental programs.

GOAL

Good governance and improved services for sustainable development in the district.