Mwatate Town Guide
Mwatate Town is a town in Taita Taveta County in Kenya. It has an estimated population of about 5573 people.
Mwatate is a town in Taita-Taveta County, Kenya, in the southern side of the Taita Hills. It is the county capital as well as the headquarters of the Mwatate administrative division of Taita district. Mwatate held the headquarters of the whole district during the British colonial rule from 1900 to 1912, when the headquarters moved to Voi. Teita sisal estate, one of the largest sisal estates in the world is also located near the town of Mwatate.
Mwatate Town Geography
Mwatate division has a total population of 56,365. The division has an urban population of 3,386, most of them are from Mwatate location but recent years have seen an influx of outside tribes. This is mostly because of people moving in to try several businesses in the town and also some are attracted by the lucrative business of buying and selling the precious stone called Tsavorite ( green Garnet), that are found around the area.
Mwatate Town Population
In 2011, the population of Taita-Taveta County was quoted at 284,657. As of May 2015, the population of Mwatate town was estimated at 1.95 percent of the county population, about 5,551 people. The population of the town has increased in recent years partly because of people migrating to town to establish businesses and others are attracted by the lucrative business of buying and selling the precious stone called Tsavorite, which is found around the area.
Transport in Mwatate Town
Mwatate has a railway station along the branch line from Voi to Tanzania. However, passenger service along the track has been suspended years ago.
The village of Bura is located 10 kilometers west of Mwatate.
Education Institutions in Mwatate Town
- Kenyatta High School
- Mwatate Primary School
- Mwatate Junior Academy
- Bridge International Academy
- Mwatate Secondary School
- Mwatate Girls Boarding Primary School
Accommodation and Hotels in Mwatate
- Impala Safari Lodge
- Lions Bluff Lodge
- Voi Wildlife Lodge
- Afrika Lodges
Mwatate Town- Photos
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