Amolatar District

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Amolatar District
District
Coordinates: 01°38′N 32°50′E / 1.633°N 32.833°E / 1.633; 32.833
Country  Uganda
Region Northern Uganda
Sub-region Lango sub-region
Capital Amolatar
Area
 • Total 1,758 km2 (679 sq mi)
Population (2010 Estimate)
 • Total 127,400
 • Density 72.5/km2 (188/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website Homepage

Amolatar District is a district in Northern Uganda. Like many other Ugandan districts, it is named after its main municipal and administrative centre, Amolatar Town.

Location[edit]

Amolatar District is bordered by Apac District to the north, Dokolo District to the northeast, Kaberamaido District to the east, Buyende District to the southeast, Kayunga District to the south and Nakasongola District to the west. The administrative headquarters of the district at Amolatar, are located 85 kilometres (53 mi), by road, south of Lira, the largest city in the sub-region.[1] This location lies about 185 kilometres (115 mi), by road, northeast of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country.[2] The coordinates of the district are:01 38N, 32 50E.

Overview[edit]

Amolatar District was formed in 2005, when it was carved out of Lira District. The district is part of the Lango sub-region, together with the other seven districts listed below. The constituent districts of the Lango sub-region are: 1. Amolatar District 2. Alebtong District 3. Apac District 4. Dokolo District 5. Kole District 6. Lira District 7. Oyam District and 8. Otuke District.

In all, the district contains 346 villages, organized into 33 parishes. The district covers an area of approximately 1,758 square kilometres (679 sq mi). Administratively, the district is divided into the following administrative units: (a) Amolatar Town Council (b) Muntu Sub-county: 426.16 square kilometres (164.54 sq mi) (c) Awelo Sub-county: 377.20 square kilometres (145.64 sq mi) (d) Namasale Sub-county: 524.18 square kilometres (202.39 sq mi) and (e) Aputi Sub-county: 254.23 square kilometres (98.16 sq mi).

Population[edit]

The 1991 national population census estimated the district population at about 68,500. The 2002 national census estimated the population of the district at approximately 96,200. The district population is growing at an estimated annual rate of 2.9%, between 2002 and 2012. It is estimated that the population of the district in 2012 was about 127,400.[3] The table below illustrates numerically how the district population has grown during the first decade of the 21st century. All numbers are estimates.

Amolatar District Population Trends
Year Estimated Population
2002 96,200
2003 99,000
2004 101,800
2005 104,800
2006 107,800
2007 110,900
2008 114,100
2009 117,400
2010 120,800
2011 124,300

Economic activities[edit]

Subsistence agriculture, animal husbandry and commercial fishing from area lakes constitute the economic engine of the district. Crops grown include:

Livestock raised in the district includes: cattle, goats, chicken and turkeys.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Lira And Amolatar With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Amolatar With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Estimated Population of Amolatar District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 01°38′N 32°50′E / 1.633°N 32.833°E / 1.633; 32.833