Koboko District

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Koboko District
Coordinates: 03°25′N 30°58′E / 3.417°N 30.967°E / 3.417; 30.967Coordinates: 03°25′N 30°58′E / 3.417°N 30.967°E / 3.417; 30.967
Country  Uganda
Region Northern Uganda
Sub-region West Nile sub-region
Capital Koboko
 • Total 759.7 km2 (293.3 sq mi)
Elevation 1,285 m (4,216 ft)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 236,900
 • Density 311.8/km2 (808/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website www.koboko.go.ug

Koboko District is a district in Northern Uganda. The district is named after its 'chief town', Koboko, where the district headquarters are located.


Koboko District is bordered by South Sudan to the north, Yumbe District to the east, Maracha District to the south and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.[1] The district headquarters at Koboko are located approximately 55 kilometres (34 mi), by road, north of Arua, the largest town in the sub-region.[2] This location lies approximately 480 kilometres (300 mi), by road, northwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country.[3] The coordinates of the district are:03 25N, 30 58E.


Koboko District was established on 1 July 2005 by the Ugandan Parliament. Before that it was part of Arua District. Koboko District consists of one county, five sub-counties (LC3's), forty three parishes (LC2's) and three hundred and two villages (LC1s). The district has one Urban Council namely, Koboko Town Council.

Koboko District consists mainly of flat rolling plains between 3,160 feet (960 m) and 5,283 feet (1,610 m), above sea level. There are isolated undulating hills mainly in the northern and western parts of the district. The district covers a total land area of 759.7 square kilometres (293.3 sq mi), of which about 12% is forest. Over 88% of the land is arable and suitable for agriculture.

  • Note: LC = Local Council


In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at 62,300. The 2002 national census estimated the population of Koboko District at 129,100 of whom 65,400 (50.6%) were females and 63,800 (49.4%) were males. The annual population growth rate of the district, between 2002 and 2012, was calculated at 6.4%. In 2012, the population in the district at approximately 236,900.[4] The table below illustrates the population growth in the district during the first decade of the 21st century. All numbers are estimates.

Koboko District Population Trends
Year Est. Pop.
2002 129,100
2003 137,400
2004 146,200
2005 155,600
Year Est. Pop.
2006 165,600
2007 176,200
2008 187,500
2009 199,500
Year Est. Pop.
2010 212,300
2011 225,900

Economic activities[edit]

Like in most Ugandan districts, subsistence agriculture and animal husbandry are the main economic activities in the district. The crops grown include the following:

Livestock raised in the district includes cattle, goats, sheep and poultry.


Koboko district is the location of tripoint, where the International borders of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan and the Republic of Uganda intersect. The coordinates of that location are: 03 29 36N, 30 51 32E (Latitude:3.49334; Longitude:30.85890).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Uganda District Map
  2. ^ "Map Showing Arua And Koboko With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Distance Between Kampala And Koboko With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Estimated Population of Koboko District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 

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