Mufindi is one of seven districts of the Iringa region in the central part of Tanzania. It is divided into 28 districts. The 2002 census showed a population of 238,000 inhabitants, of whom 47 percent were male. Mufindi bordered to the north Kilolo and Iringa Urban ( " Iringa town " ), to the east by the Morogoro Region, to the south of Njombe and to the west by the Mbeya Region.
Mufindi is mountainous and one of the coolest and wettest regions of Tanzania. Situated above the Rift Valley to reach its heights more than 2000 meters above the sea. The flora and fauna are very diverse, dense jungle and agriculturally used areas alternate. Crops are tea, as well as potatoes, corn, sorghum and sunflowers. Although for decades no lions and leopards were sighted, they should still have their habitat. Also for ornithologists Mufindi is an important observation region. The most important tea producer in the region ( and the second largest in Tanzania ), with over 3500 employees, the Mufindi Tea Company, which in other parts of the country as a coffee producer worked ist.Mufindi the nucleus of tea production in Tanzania. Around 1930 the first tea factory was opened, free seed distributed in the years 1930-1934 to the farmers, most of whom were European settlers. 20 tons were produced in 1934 to 1000 ha.
Since 1997, afforestation activities are carried out with the cooperation and financial assistance of the Norwegian TreeFarms AS in the highlands. Since 2008, the Norwegian Green Resources AS runs a similar project. With these projects, the country is trying to develop its own sustainable energy market, that is, to reduce dependence on fossil fuels by using renewable energy.
There are also a number of other international funding, such as from a Belgian organization, ensuring the (self - ) secure food supplies for the population wants
90 percent of the population belong to the phylum Hehe, who gained by their fierce resistance against the German occupation a certain notoriety.