Mityana District

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Mityana District
District
Coordinates: 00°27′N 32°03′E / 0.450°N 32.050°E / 0.450; 32.050
Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
Capital Mityana
Area
 • Land 1,579.3 km2 (609.8 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 311,600
 • Density 197.3/km2 (511/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website Homepage

Mityana District is a district in Central Uganda. The district was created in 2005, by taking the Mityana and Busujju counties from Mubende District. Like most Ugandan districts, it is named after its 'chief town' of Mityana.

Location[edit]

Mityana District is bordered by Kiboga District to the north, Nakaseke District to the northeast, Wakiso District to the east, Mpigi District to the southeast, Butambala District and Gomba District to the south. Mubende District lies to the west of Mityana District.[1] The district headquarters at Mityana, are located approximately 77 kilometres (48 mi), by road, west of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[2] The coordinates of the district are:00 27N, 32 03E.

Population[edit]

During the 1991 national population census, the district population was approximated 223,530. In 2002, the national census that year, the district had a population of approximately 266,110. In 2012, the district population was estimated at about 311,600.[3]

Economic activity[edit]

Agriculture is the main income-earning activity in the district. Like Mubende District, from which Mityana District was split, the crops grown include: (a) Sweet potatoes (b) Beans (c) Cassava (d) Maize (e) Bananas (f) Groundnuts (g) Onions (h) Cabbage (I) Tomatoes. Cash crops grown in the district include: (1) Coffee (2) Tea. There are several large-scale tea estates in the district, including Namutamba Tea Estate, located at Namutamba, and Mwera Tea Estate, located at Mwera and a member of the Madhvani Group.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uganda District Map
  2. ^ "Distance Between Kampala and Mityana with Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Estimated Population of Mityana District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 00°27′N 32°03′E / 0.450°N 32.050°E / 0.450; 32.050