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).
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. The table below illustrates numerically how the district population has grown during the first decade of the 21st century. All numbers are estimates.