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Table 1 Population density for the districts in and around the Luangwa Valley (1990, 2000 and 2010)

From: Sleeping sickness and its relationship with development and biodiversity conservation in the Luangwa Valley, Zambia

Name of district Area (km 2 ) Population density (people/km 2 )
1990 census 2000 census (mean annual change, %) 2010 census (mean annual change, %)
Chadiza 2574 25.9 32.6 (0.7) 41.7 (0.9)
Chama 17630 3.1 4.2 (0.1) 5.9 (0.2)
Chinsali 15395 5.8 8.4 (0.3) 9.5 (0.1)
Chipata 6693 39.0 54.9 (1.6) 68.1 (1.3)
Isoka 9225 (5091*) 8.9 10.8 (0.2) 14.2 (0.3)*
Katete 3989 36.1 47.4 (1.1) 61.1 (1.4)
Luangwa 3471 4.9 5.5 (0.1) 7.0 (0.2)
Lundazi 14058 12.8 16.8 (0.4) 23.0 (0.6)
Mambwe 5294 11.3 13.3 (0.2) 13.0 (0.0)**
Mpika 40935 3.0 3.6 (0.1) 5.0 (0.1)
Nyimba 10509 3.6 4.5 (0.1) 8.1 (0.4)
  1. *Isoka District was divided into two districts in 2011 and the new district size was used for the 2010 census (new area shown in brackets). **The 2010 figures for Mambwe contain an anomaly as the population did not decrease between 2000 and 2010 [13].