District location in Uganda
|• Total||3,255.9 km2 (1,257.1 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 Estimate)|
|• Density||107.2/km2 (278/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
Apac District is a district in Northern Uganda. Like most other Ugandan districts, it is named after its 'chief town', Apac, where the district headquarters are located. The town of Apac was the location of the infamous Aboke abductions by the Lord's Resistance Army in 1996.
Apac District is bordered by Oyam District to the northeast, Kole District to the north, Lira District to the northeast, Dokolo District to the east, Amolatar District to the south, Nakasongola District to the southwest and Kiryandongo District to the west. The largest town in the district, Apac, which serves as the administrative headquarters of the district, is located approximately 62 kilometres (39 mi), by road, southwest of Lira, the largest city in the sub-region. This location lies about 230 kilometres (140 mi), by road, north of Kampala, the capital and the largest city in that country. The coordinates of the district are:01 59N, 32 32E.
Five sub-counties, Ngai, Iceme, Achaba, Minakulu and Otwal were affected by the Lord's Resistance Army. In 2006, Apac District was split and part of it became Oyam District. In July 2010, it was further sub-divided to create Kole District.
In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at about 162,200. The 2002 national census estimated the population of the district at approximately 249,700. The annual population growth rate in the district, between 2002 and 2012, has been calculated at 3.5%. It is estimated that the population of the district in 2012, was 349,000. The table below illustrates how the district population has grown between 2002 and 2012. The numbers are estimates.
|Apac District Population Trends|
Subsistence agriculture is the major economic activity in the district. An estimated 80% of the district's population is engaged in subsistence agriculture, although approximately 75% of the work is done by women.