|• Land||2,588.3 km2 (999.3 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 Estimate)|
|• Density||157/km2 (410/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
Amuria District is bordered by Otuke District to the north, Napak District to the northeast, Katakwi District to the east, Soroti District to the south, Kaberamaido District to the southwest and Alebtong District to the west. The district headquarters at Amuria are located approximately 45 kilometres (28 mi), by road, north of Soroti, the largest town in the sub-region. The coordinates of the district are: 02 02N, 33 39E.
Amuria District was created in July 2005. Prior to that, it was part of Katakwi District. It comprises two counties: Amuria and Kapelebyong. The district is made up of the following administrative units: (a) Amuria Municipality (b) Abarilela Sub-county (c) Asamuk Sub-county (d) Kuju Sub-county (e) Orungo Sub-county (f) Morungatuny Sub-county (g) Wera Sub-county (h) Obalanga Sub-County (i) Achowa Sub-county and (j) Kapelebyong Sub-county.
In 1991, the national population census estimated the population of the district at about 69,400. The national census in 2002 estimated the population of Amuria District at approximately 180,000. In 2012, the population of Amuria District was estimated at approximately 406,400. The able below illustrates how the population of Amuria District has been growing during the first decade of he 21st century. The next Uganda population census is scheduled for August 2012.
|Amuria District Population Trends|
The economy of Amuria District is based on two main activities; (a) Subsistence agriculture and (b) Animal husbandry. Over 90% of the population in the district engage in either or both activities. The crops grown in the district include: