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Mpigi District is bordered by Wakiso District to the north and east, Kalangala District to the south, Kalungu District to the southwest, Butambala District to the west and Mityana District to the northwest. The town of Mpigi, where the district headquarters are located, lies approximately 37 kilometres (23 mi), by road, west of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. The coordinates of the district are:00 14N, 32 20E.
In the 1970s Mpigi District comprised the Buganda Kingdom counties of Kyaddondo, Busiro, Mawokota, Butambala and Gomba. During the 1990s, Kyaddondo and Busiro were peeled off to form Wakiso District. In 2010, Gomba split off to form Gomba District and Butambala became Butambala District. Mawokota remained as the sole constituent of Mpigi District.
The population of Mpigi District, as of the 2002 Population and Housing Census, was about 187,800. The district is primarily a rural district, with only 8.4% of the population living in urban areas. The population growth in Uganda over last decade has averaged 3.2% It is estimated that the population of Mpigi District in 2010 was approximately 241,600. See below:
Mpigi is one of the few areas in Uganda and likely the whole of Africa to have Humanist schools. The Uganda Humanist Schools Trust UHST sponsors 3 Humanist schools with the support of the International Humanist Ethical Union.
The major economic activity in Mpigi District is agriculture. The major crops include:
- Mpigi District Webpage
- Uganda Humanist Schools Trust
- Uganda Humanist Schools: A Golden Opportunity to Support a Vision!