Kyegegwa District

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Kyegegwa District
District
Coordinates: 00°29′N 31°03′E / 0.483°N 31.050°E / 0.483; 31.050Coordinates: 00°29′N 31°03′E / 0.483°N 31.050°E / 0.483; 31.050
Country  Uganda
Region Western Uganda
Sub-region Toro sub-region
Capital Kyegegwa
Area
 • Total 1,747 km2 (675 sq mi)
Elevation 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 159,800
 • Density 91.5/km2 (237/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website www.kyegegwa.go.ug

Kyegegwa District is a district in Western Uganda. It is named after its 'chief town', Kyegegwa, where the district headquarters are located.

Location[edit]

Kyegegwa District is bordered by Kibaale District to the north, Mubende District to the east, Kiruhura District to the south, Kamwenge District to the southwest and Kyenjojo District to the northwest. Kyegegwa, the location of the district headquarters, is located approximately 110 kilometres (68 mi), by road, east of Fort Portal, the largest town in the sub-region.[1] The coordinates of the district are:00 29N, 31 03E.

Overview[edit]

Kyegegwa District was created by Act of the Ugandan Parliament, on 1 July 2009. Prior to that the district was part of Kyenjojo District.[2] Kyegegwa District is part of Toro sub-region, which is coterminous with Toro Kingdom. The districts that constitute the sub-region include: (a) Kabarole District (b) Kamwenge District (c) Kyegegwa District and (d) Kyenjojo District. According to the 2002 national census, the sub-region was home to an estimated one million people at that time.

Population[edit]

In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at about 63,500. The national census in 2002 estimated the population of the district at about 110,900. In 2012, the mid-year population of the district was estimated at about 159,800.[3]

The district has one County; Kyaka, one Town Council; Kyegegwa, seven sub-counties; namely: 1. Hapuuyo 2. Kakabara 3. Kasule 4. Kyegegwa 5. Mpara 6. Ruyonza and 7. Rwentuha. The sub counties are further divided in 42 parishes (also called wards) and 459 villages. 93% of the population live in rural areas.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Kyegegwa And Fort Portal With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Vision, Reporters (22 April 2010). "Government Names 14 New Districts". New Vision. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Estimated Population of Kyegegwa District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 

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