Rufunsa District

Rufunsa District
District location in Zambia
District location in Zambia
Country Zambia
ProvinceLusaka Province
 • Total45,000
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)

Rufunsa District is a district in Zambia, located in Lusaka Province.[1] The district capital is Rufunsa. The district was established by President Michael Sata in 2012 by splitting Chongwe District.[2] It is estimated to have a population of about 45,000.[3]


The main economic activity of the local people is subsistence farming. Rufunsa holds gold, copper, and other minerals, although mining is not well-developed.


Five decades after Zambia's independence, Rufunsa district has three secondary schools. Literacy levels are low. The Catholic Church has given hope by building a nursing school.


Rufunsa is on the Great East Road, approximately 150 km east of the capital, Lusaka.


The indigenous people there are the remnants of the Soli people. They had to relinquish much of Lusaka land to the central government.


Three chiefs live in this district; Chief Bunda Bumba, Chieftainess Mpanshya, and Chieftainess Shikabeta.

Before 1997, Rufunsa District along with Chongwe District and Kafue District, were known as "Lusaka Rural".[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Ministry signs contracts for construction of 180 housing units in 17 newly created Districts". Ministry Of Local Government. 2013. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
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  3. ^ "Declaration of New Districts". Retrieved 2021-07-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

Coordinates: 15°04′S 29°40′E / 15.067°S 29.667°E / -15.067; 29.667

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