Kamuli District

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Kamuli District
District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°55′N 33°06′E / 0.917°N 33.100°E / 0.917; 33.100Coordinates: 00°55′N 33°06′E / 0.917°N 33.100°E / 0.917; 33.100
Country  Uganda
Region Eastern Uganda
Sub-region Busoga sub-region
Capital Kamuli
Area
 • Land 1,557 km2 (601 sq mi)
Elevation 1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 500,800
 • Density 321.6/km2 (833/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website www.kamuli.go.ug

Kamuli District is a district in Eastern Uganda. Like most other Ugandan districts, it is named after its 'chief town' of Kamuli.

Location[edit]

Kamuli District is bordered by Buyende District to the north, Luuka District to the east, Jinja District to the south and Kayunga District to the west.[1] The district headquarters at Kamuli are located approximately 74 kilometres (46 mi), by road, north of Jinja, the largest city in Busoga sub-region.[2] The coordinates of the district are:00 55N, 33 06E.

Population[edit]

As of December 1991, Kamuli District had a population of about 249,300, according to the nation population census conducted that year. In 2002, the next population census estimated the district population at approximately 361,400, with 40.5% males and 59.5% females. It is estimated that as of 2012, the district population was about 500,800.[3] The next national population census is scheduled for August 2014.[4]

Ethnicity and Language[edit]

Kamuli District is a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society, with the predominant ethnic group being the Basoga who comprise 76% of the population. The Iteso make up 3.9% and the Banyoro and Bagungu together make up 1.8%. Other Ugandan ethnicities make up the rest (18.3%). The predominantly language spoken in Kamuli District is Lusoga, with some Luganda and English.[5]

The district is part of Busoga sub-region which is coterminous with the Kingdom of Busoga. In 2002, the sub-region was home to an estimated 2.5 million people, according to the national census conducted that year. The districts that constitute Busoga sub-region include the following:

Economic Activity[edit]

Means of earning a livelihood in Kamuli District include:[6]

  • Fishing
  • Ranching
  • Farming
  • Fish farming
  • Bee keeping
  • Retail trade
  • Quarrying

The crops grown include the following:

  • Upland rice
  • Paddy rice
  • Matooke
  • Sweet bananas
  • Maize
  • Millet
  • Soybeans
  • Groundnuts
  • Oranges
  • Mangoes
  • Potatoes
  • Beans
  • Simsim
  • Sunflower
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Coffee
  • Cotton
  • Sugarcane

Livestock kept includes cattle, goats, sheep, and chicken.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uganda District Map
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Jinja And Kamuli With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Estimated population of Kamuli District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Mugalu, Moses (12 December 2013). "Census to Offer 150,000 Jobs". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Isaac Mufumba, Opio Sam Caleb (25 November 2013). "Kamuli, The District of Firsts". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Economic Activities In Kamuli District". Uganda Travel Guide. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 

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