Kiboga District

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Kiboga District
District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 01°00′N 31°46′E / 1.000°N 31.767°E / 1.000; 31.767Coordinates: 01°00′N 31°46′E / 1.000°N 31.767°E / 1.000; 31.767
Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
Capital Kiboga
Area
 • Land 1,586.9 km2 (612.7 sq mi)
Elevation 1,600 m (5,200 ft)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 165,100
 • Density 104/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website www.kiboga.go.ug

Kiboga District is a district in Central Uganda. Like many other Ugandan districts, the district is named after its 'chief town', Kiboga, the location of the district headquarters.

Location[edit]

Kiboga District is bordered by Nakaseke District to the northeast and east, Mityana District to the south, Mubende District to the southeast and Kyankwanzi District to the northwest.[1] The district headquarters at Kiboga are located approximately 120 kilometres (75 mi), by road, northwest of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[2] The coordinates of the district are:01 00N, 31 46E (Latitude:1.0000; Longitude:31.7667).

Overview[edit]

Kiboga district was formed in 1991. It is predominantly a rural district. The district is traversed by a major highway linking Kampala, Uganda's capital city with Hoima, the base of Uganda's petrochemical industry. The district is administered by the Kiboga District Administration, with headquarters at Kiboga. In 2010, the district was split into two, the western part being set up as a separate district, Kyankwanzi District. The district is sub-divided into the following administrative units:[3]

Population[edit]

In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at about 98,200. The 2002 national census estimated the population of the district at about 108,900, with an estimated annual population growth rate of 4.3%. In 2012 the population of Kiboga District was estimated at approximately 165,100.[4]

The table below illustrates in numbers, the growth of the population in the district during the first decade of the 21st century. All figures are estimates.

Kiboga District Population Trends
Year Est. Pop.
2002 108,900
2003 113,600
2004 118,500
2005 123,600
Year Est. Pop.
2006 128,900
2007 134,400
2008 140,200
2009 146,200
Year Est. Pop.
2010 152,500
2011 159,100

Economic activities[edit]

Agriculture is the mainstay of the district economy. It is estimated that 80% of the district labor force are engaged in agriculture.[5] Agriculture involves both crop and animal husbandry. Livestock agriculture is common in the western side of the district, known as the cattle corridor. Residents are engaged in subsistence agriculture, especially in the southern and eastern parts of the district. Crops grown include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uganda District Map
  2. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Kiboga With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Profile of Kiboga District". Uganda Travel Guide. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Estimated Population of Kiboga District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Economy of Kiboga District". Uganda Travel Guide. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 

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