Nebbi District

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Nebbi District
District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 02°27′N 31°15′E / 2.450°N 31.250°E / 2.450; 31.250
Country  Uganda
Region Northern Uganda
Sub-region West Nile sub-region
Capital Nebbi
Area
 • Total 1,953.2 km2 (754.1 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 346,200
 • Density 177.2/km2 (459/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website Homepage

Nebbi District is a district in Northern Uganda. It is named after its main municipal, commercial and administrative centre, Nebbi, the location of the district headquarters.

Location[edit]

Nebbi District is bordered by Arua District to the north, Amuru District to the northeast, Nwoya District to the east, Bulisa District to the southeast, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the south and Zombo District to the west.[1] Nebbi, where the district headquarters are located approximately 77 kilometres (48 mi), by road, southeast of Arua, the largest town in the sub-region.[2] The coordinates of the district are:02 27N, 31 15E (Latitude:2.4500; Longitude:31.2500).

Overview[edit]

The district is divided into two counties: Padyere, and Jonam. In 2010, Okoro County was split off Nebbi District to form Zombo District. There is a small airstrip near Nebbi which can be reached using commercial flights from Entebbe Airport. A railway link which has not run for many years used to link the district to the rest of the Uganda Railway system.

There is a Catholic cathedral in Nebbi, and the Anglican diocese is based in Goli, a town situated at the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi), by road south of Nebbi. The first bishop of the Anglican diocese of Nebbi was Henry Luke Orombi, who is the immediate past archbishop of the Church of Uganda. The first bishop of Nebbi Catholic diocese was John Baptist Odama. He is currently the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu.

Population[edit]

In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at about 185,550. The 2002 national census estimated the population of the district at approximately 226,310. The annual population growth rate of the district was calculated at 2.7%. In 2012, it was estimated that the population of Nebbi District was about 346,200.[3] The table below illustrates the growth of he district population between 2002 and 2012. All figures are estimates.

Nebbi District Population Trends
Year Estimated Population
2002 266,300
2003 273,500
2004 280,900
2005 288,500
2006 296,300
2007 304,300
2008 312,500
2009 320,900
2010 329,600
2011 338,500

Ethinicities[edit]

The predominant ethnicity in the district are the Alur, with the languages spoken being Alur and Jonam.

Economic activities[edit]

Agriculture (crop agriculture and animal husbandry), together with fishing are the main economic activities in the district. Crops grown include:[4]

Fishing on Lake Albert and in the Albert Nile is practiced widely for subsistence and commercial purposes. Common species of fish include Nile Perch (Lates Niloticus) and Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus). Local rivers in the district, such as the Nyagak and Namrwodho Rivers, also afford fishing opportunities to those far removed from Lake Albert and the Nile River.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uganda District Map
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Arua And Nebbi With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Estimated Population of Nebbi District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Economic Activity In Nebbi District". Uganda Travel Guide. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 02°27′N 31°15′E / 2.450°N 31.250°E / 2.450; 31.250