District location in Uganda
|Elevation||1,200 m (3,900 ft)|
|Population (2010 Estimate)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
Jinja District is bordered Kamuli District to the north, Luuka District to the east, Mayuge District to the southeast, Buvuma District to the south, Buikwe District to the west and Kayunga District to the northwest. The district headquarters at Buwenge are located 96 kilometres (60 mi), by road, east of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. The coordinates of the district are: 00 30N, 33 12E. (Latitude:0.5000; Longitude:33.2000).
The national census in 2002 estimated the population of the district at about 387,600, with an annual population growth rate of 3.0%. Based on those statistics, it is estimated that the population of the district in 2010 was is approximately 491,000. See table below:
|Jinja District Population Trends|
Jinja District is part of Busoga sub-region, which includes the districts listed below, and was home to an estimated 2.5 million people in 2002, according to the national census. The majority of the people in Jinja District belong to the Basoga ethnic group and Lusoga is the most widely spoken language. The districts in the sub-region include the following:
The primary activity is agriculture with a focus on food crops such as beans, groundnuts, sorghum, millet, cassava, and sweet potatoes. Coffee and cotton are the main cash crops. Fruits and vegetables grown in the district include tomatoes, onions and cabbage.