Luuka District

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Luuka District
District
Coordinates: 00°42′N 33°18′E / 0.700°N 33.300°E / 0.700; 33.300
Country  Uganda
Region Eastern Uganda
Sub-region Busoga sub-region
Capital Luuka
Area
 • Land 650.1 km2 (251.0 sq mi)
Elevation 1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 260,900
 • Density 401.3/km2 (1,039/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website Homepage

Luuka District is a district in Eastern Uganda.

Location[edit]

Luuka District is bordered by Buyende District in the north, Kaliro District to the northeast, Iganga District to the southeast, Mayuge District to the south, Jinja District to the southwest and Kamuli District to the northwest. Luuka, where the district headquarters are located is approximately 33 kilometres (21 mi), by road, northwest of Iganga, the nearest large town.[1] The coordinates of the district are:00 42N, 33 18E.

Overview[edit]

Luuka District was created by Act of Parliament and became functional on 1 July 2010. [2] Prior to then, the district was Luuka County in Iganga District. In Kisoga tradition, Luuka is one of the five traditional principalities of the Kingdom of Busoga. According to legend, Luuka was founded around 1737 A.D. and became a part of the British protectorate in Busoga in 1896 A.D. Its traditional ruler is known as the Tabingwa. The district is made up of he following sub-counties: (a) Bukanga (b) Bukooma (c) Bulongo (d) Ikumbya (e) Irongo (f) Nawampiti and (g) Waibuga.[3]

Population[edit]

In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at about 130,400. The national census in 2002 estimated the district population to be approximately 185,500. In 2012, the district population was estimated at about 260,900.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Map Showing Jinja And Luuka With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Vision, Reporters (22 April 2010). "Government Names Fourteen New Districts". New Vision. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Subcounties In Luuka District". Land Conflict Mapping Tool (Lcmt.org). Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Estimated Luuka District Population In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 

Coordinates: 00°42′N 33°18′E / 0.700°N 33.300°E / 0.700; 33.300