Adjumani District

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Adjumani District
District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 03°10′N 31°47′E / 3.167°N 31.783°E / 3.167; 31.783
Country  Uganda
Region Northern Region
Sub-region West Nile sub-region
Capital Adjumani
Area
 • Total 3,030.9 km2 (1,170.2 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 375,800
 • Density 124/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website Homepage

Adjumani District is a district in Northern Uganda. Like most other Ugandan districts, it is named after its 'chief town', Adjumani, where the district headquarters are located.

Location[edit]

Adjumani District is bordered by Moyo District to the north, South Sudan to the northeast, Amuru District to the east and south, Arua District to the southwest and Yumbe District to the northwest. The largest town in the district, Adjumani, is located approximately 125 kilometres (78 mi), by road, northeast of Arua, the largest city in the sub-region.[1] This location lies approximately 436 kilometres (271 mi), by road, northwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country.[2] The district lies on the southern bank of the White Nile, just before it flows into South Sudan. The coordinates of the district are:03 23N, 31 47E (Latitude:3.3845; Longitude:31.7820).

Overview[edit]

Adjumani District was created on May 17, 1997, when Moyo District was split into two. The eastern part of Moyo District was renamed Adjumani District, after its largest town, Adjumani. The western part of the old Moyo District, remained as the modern Moyo District. The LCV Chairman is Mr. Owole Nixon.

Population[edit]

In 1991, the national population census estimated the population of the district at about 96,300. The 2002 national census estimated the district population at about 202,300 people, of whom 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. The annual district population growth rate has been determined to be 6.5%, between 2002 and 2012. It is estimated that the population of Adjumani District in 2012 was approximately 375,800.[3] The table below illustrates the population growth in the district during the first decade of the 21st century. All figures are estimates.

Adjumani District Population Trends
Year Estimated Population
2002 202,300
2003 215,400
2004 229,400
2005 244,300
2006 260,200
2007 277,100
2008 295,100
2009 314,300
2010 334,700
2011 356,500

Economic activities[edit]

Agriculture is the backbone of Adjumani District's economy. Crops raised include

Prominent people[edit]

Prominent people from the district include the following:

See also[edit]

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Coordinates: 3°23′N 31°46′E / 3.383°N 31.767°E / 3.383; 31.767