Buliisa District

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Buliisa District
District
Coordinates: 02°11′N 31°24′E / 2.183°N 31.400°E / 2.183; 31.400Coordinates: 02°11′N 31°24′E / 2.183°N 31.400°E / 2.183; 31.400
Country  Uganda
Region Western Uganda
Sub-region Bunyoro sub-region
Capital Buliisa
Area
 • Land 2,498.3 km2 (964.6 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 80,800
 • Density 32.3/km2 (84/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website www.bulisa.go.ug

Buliisa District is a district in Western Uganda. As with most Ugandan districts, Buliisa District is named after its "main town" Buliisa, where the district headquarters are located.

Location[edit]

Buliisa District is bordered by Nebbi District to the northwest, Nwoya District to the northeast, Masindi District to the east, Hoima District to the south and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, across Lake Albert, to the west. The 'main town' in the district, Buliisa, is located approximately 80 kilometres (50 mi), by road, northwest of Masindi, the nearest large town.[1] The coordinates of the district are:02 11N, 31 24E.

Overview[edit]

Buliisa District was created in 2006 by the Ugandan Parliament. Prior to that, Buliisa District was part of Masindi District. The district is primarily rural and most people in the district are either pastoralists, fisherpeople or subsistence agriculturalists. The district is part of Bunyoro sub-region, which is coterminous with Bunyoro Kingdom. According to the 2002 national census, Bunyoro was home to an estimated 804,000 people at that time. The districts that comprise Bunyoro Kingdom include:

Population[edit]

The 1991 population census estimated the population of the district at about 47,700. In 2002, the national census conducted that year estimated the district population at about 63,400, with an annual population growth rate of 2.2%. In 2012 the population of Buliisa District was estimated at about 80,800.[2] The table below illustrates the population growth trajectory for the district during the first decade of the 21st century. All numbers are estimates.

Buliisa District Population Trends
Year Est. Pop.
2002 63,400
2003 64,800
2004 66,200
2005 67,700
Year Est. Pop.
2006 69,200
2007 70,700
2008 72,300
2009 73,900
Year Est. Pop.
2010 75,500
2011 77,200

Economic activities[edit]

During the first 10 years of the 2000s, a considerable amount of crude oil deposits have been discovered in the district.[3] The Ugandan Government is in the final stages of preparing to start extracting the oil discovered in Buliisa and the neighboring districts.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Masindi And Buliisa With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Estimated Population of Buliisa District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Kaahwa, Martin (5 March 2009). "Massive Oil Well Tested In Bulisa". New Vision. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Thompkins, Gwen (3 February 2010). "Oil Find In Uganda Cause For Hope, Caution". National Public Radio (NPR). Retrieved 15 May 2014. 

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