Bukomansimbi District

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Masaka District
District
Coordinates: 00°10′S 31°39′E / 0.167°S 31.650°E / -0.167; 31.650Coordinates: 00°10′S 31°39′E / 0.167°S 31.650°E / -0.167; 31.650
Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
Capital Bukomansimbi
Area
 • Land 600.2 km2 (231.7 sq mi)
Elevation 1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 154,000
 • Density 256.6/km2 (665/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Bukomansimbi District is a district in Central Uganda. The district is named after its main municipal center, Bukomansimbi, the location of the district headquarters.

Location[edit]

Bukomansimbi District is bordered by Gomba District to the north, Kalungu District to the east, Masaka District to the southeast, Lwengo District to the southwest and Sembabule District to the northwest.[1] Bukomansimbi, where the district headquarters are located, lies approximately 26 kilometres (16 mi), by road, northwest of Masaka, the nearest large city.[2] This location is approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country.[3] The coordinates of Bukomansimbi District are: 00 10S, 31 39E.

Overview[edit]

The district is new; having been created by act of parliament in 2010. It became functional on 1 July 2010, with its headquarters located at Bukomansimbi Town. It was formerly part of Masaka District, before it was split off as a separate independent district.[4]

Population[edit]

In 1991, the national population census estimated the population at about 126,550. Eleven years later, the 2002 national census put the population at approximately 139,560. In 2012, the mid-year district population was estimated at 154,000.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Districts of Uganda
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Masaka And Bukomansimbi With Map". Globefed.com. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Bukomansimbi With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 10 ay 2014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ Mambule, Ali (29 July 2010). "Bukomansimbi Gets Free Treatment". New Vision. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Estimated Population of Bukomansimbi District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 10 May 2014.