|• Land||1,827 km2 (705 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 Estimate)|
|• Density||317.8/km2 (823/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
Kabale District is a district in Western Uganda. As with most other Ugandan districts, it is named after its 'chief town', Kabale. It was originally part of the district of Kigezi, before the districts of Rukungiri, Kanungu and Kisoro were peeled off to form separate districts.
Kabale District is bordered by Rukungiri District to the north, Ntungamo District to the northeast, the Republic of Rwanda to the east and south, Kisoro District to the west and Kanungu District to the northwest. It takes approximately 10 hours from Kampala to Kabale> this district has managed to develop Schools,Churches,Shopping malls,Pubs,Cinemas and many other centres). The town of Kabale, where the district headquarters are located, lies approximately 420 kilometres (260 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. The coordinates of the district are:01 15S, 30 00E.
Kabale District is a highland district. The district covers 1,827 square kilometres (705 sq mi). The topography is mainly green, interlocking and heavily cultivated hills with spectacular valleys. The altitude of the district ranges between 1,219 metres (3,999 ft) and 2,347 metres (7,700 ft) above sea level. This altitude makes it colder than the rest of the country. Temperatures average about 18 °C (64 °F) during the day and fall to about 10 °C (50 °F) at night. The relative humidity is between 90% and 100% in the morning and decreases to between 42% and 75% in the afternoon, all the year around. The three counties of Rubanda, Rukiga and Ndorwa, together with Kabale Municipality form Kabale District.
The 2002 national census estimated the population of Kabale District at about 458,300, with an annual population growth rate of 3%. It is estimated that in 2010, the population of the district was approximately 580,600. See table below:
|Kabale District Population Trends|
Kabale District is densely populated. With an area of 1,827 square kilometres (705 sq mi), the population density in the district in 2010 was estimated at 317 people per km² (823 people per mi²). The land is heavily fragmented. An average household has six to seven plots of land on several hills. The people are predominantly from the Bakiga tribe, but also from Batwa (Pygmies), the Banyarwanda and the Bahororo (Toro) tribal clans.