Dokolo District

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Dokolo District
Coordinates: 01°55′N 33°10′E / 1.917°N 33.167°E / 1.917; 33.167Coordinates: 01°55′N 33°10′E / 1.917°N 33.167°E / 1.917; 33.167
Country  Uganda
Region Northern Region
Sub-region Lango sub-region
Capital Dokolo
 • Total 1,072.8 km2 (414.2 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 183,400
 • Density 171/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Dokolo District is a district in Northern Uganda. It is named after its main municipal, administrative and commercial centre, Dokolo town.


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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] The table below illustrates the population growth in the district, between 2002 and 2012. All numbers are estimates.

Dokolo District Population Trends
Year Est. Pop.
2002 129,400
2003 134,100
2004 138,900
2005 143,900
Year Est. Pop.
2006 149,100
2007 154,500
2008 160,100
2009 165,900
Year Est. Pop.
2010 171,900
2011 178,100

Economic activities[edit]

Subsistence agriculture, animal husbandry, afforrestation and commercial fishing from area lakes constitute the economic engine of the district. The main crops grown include:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Uganda District Map
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Lira And Dokolo With Map". Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Estimated Population of Dokolo District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Retrieved 25 May 2014. 

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