|• Total||1,072.8 km2 (414.2 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 Estimate)|
|• Density||171/km2 (440/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
Dokolo District is bordered by Lira District to the northwest, Alebtong District to the northeast, Kaberamaido District to the east and south, Amolatar District to the southwest and Apac District to the west. The administrative headquarters of the district at Dokolo, are located approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi), by road, southeast of Lira, the largest city in the sub-region. The coordinates of the district are:01 55N, 33 10E.
Dokolo District was established by the Ugandan Parliament in 2005. It became operational on 1 July 2006. Prior to that, Dokolo was a county in Lira District. Together with Lira District, Amolatar District, Alebtong District, Apac District, Kole District, Otuke District and Oyam District, Dokolo District is part of the larger Lango sub-region, home to an estimated 1.5 million Langi people, according to the 2002 national census. The district is a predominantly rural district.
In 1991, the national population census estimated the population of the district at about 85,000. The 2002 national census estimated the population of the district at approximately 129,400. The district population grew at a calculated rate of 3.6%, between 2002 and 2012. It is estimated that the population of the district in 2012 was approximately 183,400. The table below illustrates the population growth in the district, between 2002 and 2012. All numbers are estimates.
|Dokolo District Population Trends|
Subsistence agriculture, animal husbandry, afforrestation and commercial fishing from area lakes constitute the economic engine of the district. The main crops grown include: