Amuria District

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Amuria District
Coordinates: 02°02′N 33°39′E / 2.033°N 33.650°E / 2.033; 33.650Coordinates: 02°02′N 33°39′E / 2.033°N 33.650°E / 2.033; 33.650
Country  Uganda
Region Eastern Uganda
Sub-region Teso sub-region
Capital Amuria
 • Land 2,588.3 km2 (999.3 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 406,400
 • Density 157/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Amuria District is a district in Eastern Uganda. It is named after its 'chief town', Amuria, the location of the district headquarters.


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.[1] 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.

Teso sub-region[edit]

Amuria District, is part of the Teso sub-region, home to an estimated 2.5 million people of Iteso and Kumam ethnicities. The districts in the sub-region include the following:


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.[2] The able below illustrates how the population of Amuria District has been growing during the first decade of the 21st century. The next Uganda population census is scheduled for August 2012.[3]

Amuria District Population Trends
Year Est. Pop.
2002 183,800
2003 196,700
2004 210,500
2005 225,200
Year Est. Pop.
2006 240,900
2007 257,800
2008 275,900
2009 295,200
Year Est. Pop.
2010 315,900
2011 344,300

Economic activities[edit]

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:

Prominent people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Distance Between Soroti And Amuria With Map". Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Estimated Population of Amuria District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Baguma, Raymond (12 September 2013). "National Population Census for 2014". New Vision. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 

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