District location in Uganda
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Gulu District is bordered by Lamwo District to the north, Pader District to the east, Oyam District to the south, Nwoya District to the southwest and Amuru District to the west. The district headquarters at Gulu are located approximately 340 kilometres (210 mi), by road, north of Uganda's capital city, Kampala. The coordinates of the district are: 02 45N, 32 00E.
Gulu District now consists of two counties: Achwa and Omoro. Kilak County has been converted to Amuru District, and Nwoya County is now Nwoya District. In the past, Kilak and Nwoya were counties in Gulu District.
The economic activity of 90 per cent of the population in the district is subsistence agriculture.
The district of Gulu, as constituted in May 2011, had a population of about 298,500. The 2011 population of the district is unknown.
Gulu District is the birthplace of the prominent poet Okot p'Bitek. It has been the location of much of the fighting between the Ugandan army and the Lord's Resistance Army. Over 90% of the population has returned to their villages after more than two decades of living in concentration camps. It is also the birthplace of famous Canadian radio host Opiyo Oloya.
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