|• Total||5,595.8 km2 (2,160.6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,100 m (3,600 ft)|
|Population (2012 Estimate)|
|• Density||30.6/km2 (79/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
Lamwo District is bordered by Southern Sudan to the north, Kitgum District to the east and southeast, Pader District to the south, Gulu District to the southwest and Amuru District to the west. Lamwo, the 'chief town' in the district is located approximately 66 kilometres (41 mi), by road, northwest of Kitgum, the nearest large town.  This location lies approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi), by road, northeast of Gulu, the largest city in the sub-region.
Lamwo District was established by Act of Parliament and it became functional on 1 July 2009. Prior to that, it was part of Kitgum District. Lamwo District is part of the larger Acholi sub-region, which consists of Agago District, Amuru District, Gulu District, Kitgum District, Lamwo District Nwoya District and Pader District.
In 1991, the Uganda national population census estimated the district population at about 71,030. The 2002 national census estimated the population of the district at 115,300. The population of the district grew at a calculated annual rate of 4.1%, between 2002 and 2012. In 2012 the population of Lamwo District was estimated at approximately 171,300.
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