Kumi District

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Kumi District
District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 01°30′N 33°57′E / 1.500°N 33.950°E / 1.500; 33.950Coordinates: 01°30′N 33°57′E / 1.500°N 33.950°E / 1.500; 33.950
Country  Uganda
Region Eastern Uganda
Sub-region Teso sub-region
Capital Kumi
Area
 • Land 1,074.6 km2 (414.9 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 255,500
 • Density 237.8/km2 (616/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website www.kumi.go.ug

Kumi District is a district in Eastern Uganda. The largest town in the district is Kumi, and the district headquarters are located there. The district is named after the town.

Location[edit]

Kumi District is bordered by Katakwi District to the north, Nakapiripirit District to the northeast, Bukedea District to the east, Pallisa District to the south, and Ngora District to the west.[1] The 'chief town' in the district is Kumi, which is located approximately 54 kilometres (34 mi)}, by road, southeast of Soroti, the largest town in Teso sub-region.[2] The coordinates of the district are:01 30N, 33 57E.

Population[edit]

In 1991, the national population census estimated the population of the district at about 102,030. The 2002 national census estimated the district population at approximately 165,400. The annual population growth rate in the district is given as 4.5%. In 2012, the population of Kumi District was estimated at about 255,500.[3] The table below illustrates how the district population has grown between 2002 until 2012. All numbers are estimates.

Kumi District Population Trends
Year Est. Pop.
2002 165,400
2003 172,800
2004 180,600
2005 188,700
Year Est. Pop.
2006 197,200
2007 206,100
2008 215,400
2009 225,100
Year Est. Pop.
2010 235,200
2011 245,800

Transport[edit]

Kumi District is served by a road transport networks consisting of one major highway and several other streets. The quality of the road network has been influenced by UNRA.[4] People make use of commercial buses to get around. Prices of bus tickets fluctuate during the holiday season.

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