|• Land||1,051.7 km2 (406.1 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 Estimate)|
|• Density||177.2/km2 (459/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
Bukedea District is bordered by Kumi District to the west and north, Bulambuli District to the east, Sironko District and Mbale District to the southeast, and Pallisa District to the south. The district headquarters at Bukedea are located approximately 79 kilometres (49 mi), by road, southeast of Soroti, the largest city in Teso sub-region. The coordinates of the district are:01 21N, 34 03E.
Bukedea District was created by Act of the Ugandan Parliament, in 2006 and became operational on 1 July 2007. Prior to that the district was part of Kumi District. Bukedea District, together with Amuria District, Kaberamaido District, Katakwi District, Kumi District and Soroti District is part of the Teso sub-region, home to an estimated 2.5 million people of Iteso and Kumam ethnicities.
In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at about 75,300. The national census in 2002 estimated the population of the district at about 122,400. The annual population growth rate in the district was calculated at 4.4%. In 2012, the population of Bukedea District was estimated at approximately 186,400.
The table below illustrates the growth of the district population between 2002 and 2012. All numbers are estimates. The next national population census in Uganda is planned for August 2014.
|Bukedea District Population Trends|
Subsistence agriculture and animal husbandry are the two main economic activities in the district. Crops grown include:
The following are some of he famous people, who are native to the district: