Luweero District

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Luweero District
District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°50′N 32°30′E / 0.833°N 32.500°E / 0.833; 32.500
Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
Capital Luweero
Area
 • Land 2,217.6 km2 (856.2 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 440,200
 • Density 198.5/km2 (514/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website Homepage

Luweero District (sometimes spelled Luwero) is a district in Central Uganda. Like many other Ugandan districts, it is named after its main municipal centre, Luweero. The correct phonetic spelling is with two "e"s. However, literature exists where it is spelled with one "e". In fact, the road signs in Uganda spell it with one "e" too.

Location[edit]

Luweero District is bordered by Nakasongola District to the north, Kayunga District to the east, Mukono District to the southeast, Wakiso District to the south and Nakaseke District to the west.[1] The district headquarters at Luweero are located approximately 75 kilometres (47 mi), by road, north of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[2] The coordinates of the district are:00 50N, 32 30E (Latitude:0.8333; Longitude:32.500).

Overview[edit]

Luweero District was the site of a fierce insurgency by the rebel group National Resistance Army and a brutal counter-insurgency by the government of Milton Obote, known as the Luweero War or the "Bush War", that left many thousands of civilians dead during the early to mid-1980s. The area affected by the war has come to be known as the Luweero Triangle. In 2005, Nakaseke County was split from Luweero District to form Nakaseke District. Luweero District is administered by the Luweero District Administration, with headquarters at Luweero. There are several town councils within the district, each with its own urban town council:

Population[edit]

The 1991 national census estimated the population of the district at about 255,400. The national census conducted in 2002, estimated the district population at approximately 341,300. In 2012 the district population was estimated at about 440,200.[3]

Luweero District Population Trends
Year Estimated Population
2002 336,600
2003 347,400
2004 358,500
2005 370,000
2006 381,800
2007 394,000
2008 406,600
2009 419,700
2010 433,100

Economic activities[edit]

Agriculture is the mainstay of the district economy. It is estimated that 85% of the district population are engaged in agriculture.[4] Agriculture involves both crop and animal husbandry. Livestock is common in the northern areas of Luweero District. Bee keeping for production of honey is an increasing activity in the district. Subsistence agriculture is undertaken in the southern parts of the district. Horticulture for domestic consumption in the cities and for export is also practiced in the southern parts of the district, especially around the towns of Wobulenzi, Bombo and Bamunanika. Crops grown include:

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest are located in Luweero District:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uganda District Map
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Kampala and Luweero With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Estimated Population of Luweero District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Cityppulation.de. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Economy of Luweero District". Uganda Travel Guide. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 0°50′N 32°30′E / 0.833°N 32.500°E / 0.833; 32.500