District location in Uganda
|• Land||3,664.1 km2 (1,414.7 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 Estimate)|
|• Density||149.8/km2 (388/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
Hoima District is bordered by Buliisa District to the north, Masindi District to the northeast, Kyankwanzi District in the east, Kibaale District to the south, Ntoroko District to the southwest and the Democratic Republic of the Congo across Lake Albert to the west. Hoima, the location of the district headquarters, is located approximately 230 kilometres (140 mi), by road, northwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country. The coordinates of the district are:01 24N, 31 18E.
Hoima District, Buliisa District, Kibaale District, Kiryandongo District and Masindi District, constitute Bunyoro sub-region, which is coterminous with the Kingdom of Bunyoro. The palace of the Omukama of Bunyoro is located in Hoima.
During the 1991 national population census, the population of Hoima District was about 197,850. In 2002, the national census that year, estimated the population of the district at bout 343,620, with an annual population growth rate of 2.8%. In 2012, the mid-year district population was estimated at 548,800.
|Hoima Town Population Trends|
Agriculture with emphasis on food crops is the backbone of the district economy. Crops grown include:
Fishing on Lake Albert employs several hundred people. The recent discovery of petroleum in the district is increasingly attracting people from the district in the many activities that the industry entails.