|Elevation||1,100 m (3,600 ft)|
|Population (2002 Estimate)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
Alebtong District is bordered by Otuke District to the north, Amuria District to the east, Dokolo District to the south and Lira District to the west. The district headquarters at Alebtong, are located approximately 48 kilometres (30 mi), by road, east of Lira, the largest city in the sub-region. This location lies approximately 285 kilometres (177 mi), by road, north of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.  The coordinates of the district are:02 18N, 33 18E.
Alebtong District was created in 2010 and it became operational on 1 July of that year. Prior to then, it was part of Lira District. The district is part of Lango sub-region which consists of the following districts:
- Amolatar District
- Alebtong District
- Apac District
- Dokolo District
- Lira District
- Kole District
- Otuke District
- Oyam District
The sub-region was home to an estimated 1.5 million people in 2002, according to the national census conducted that year.
The 2002 national census estimated the population of Alebtong to be about 163,050. The population of the district in January 2011 is not known.