Butambala District

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Coordinates: 00°12′N 32°06′E / 0.200°N 32.100°E / 0.200; 32.100Coordinates: 00°12′N 32°06′E / 0.200°N 32.100°E / 0.200; 32.100
Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
Capital Gombe
 • Land 405.6 km2 (156.6 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 99,400
 • Density 245.1/km2 (635/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website www.butambala.go.ug

Butambala District is a district in Central Uganda. It is one of the new districts in Uganda created in the 2000s.


Butambala District is bordered by Gomba District to the west and northwest, Mityana District to the northeast, Mpigi District to the east and south and Kalungu District to the southwest. The district headquarters at Gombe, are located approximately 31 kilometres (19 mi), by road, west of the town of Mpigi, the largest metropolitan area in the sub-region.[1] This location is approximately 68 kilometres (42 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[2]


Butambala District is one of the newest districts in Uganda. Created by act of parliament, the district became operational on 1 July 2010, having been split off of Mpigi District, together with neighboring Gomba District. Prior to becoming a full-fledged district, Butambala was Butambala County, one of the eighteen counties that constitute the Kingdom of Buganda.[3]


The national population census in 1991 estimated the district population at about 74,100. In 2002, the census that year put the population of the district at about 86,800. In 2012 the population of Butambala District was estimated at about 99,400.[4][5]

Economic activity[edit]

Subsistence agriculture and small-scale animal husbandry are the backbone of Butambala District's economy. The main food crops are:[6]

Domesticated livestock includes (a) cattle (b) sheep (c) goats and (d) pigs. Indigenous breeds dominate most livestock in the district.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Map Showing Mpigi And Gombe With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Kampala And Gombe With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Kato, Joshua (2 December 2009). "Why More Districts for Buganda?". New Vision. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Estimated Population of Butambala District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypulation.de. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  5. ^ ., . (25 August 2010). "The Making of A Needy District". The Independent (Uganda). Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Butambala District - Economic Activities: Farming". Butambala District Administration. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 

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