Ngora District

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Ngora District
Coordinates: 01°30′N 33°48′E / 1.500°N 33.800°E / 1.500; 33.800Coordinates: 01°30′N 33°48′E / 1.500°N 33.800°E / 1.500; 33.800
Country  Uganda
Region Eastern Region
Sub-region Teso sub-region
Capital Ngora
 • Land 721.4 km2 (278.5 sq mi)
Elevation 1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 157,400
 • Density 218.2/km2 (565/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Ngora District is a district in Eastern Uganda. It is named after its chief municipal, commercial and administrative center, Ngora.


Ngora District is bordered by Soroti District to the northwest, Katakwi District to the northeast, Kumi District to the east, Pallisa District to the south, and Serere District to the west. The district headquarters at Ngora are located approximately 23 kilometres (14 mi), by road, west of Kumi, the nearest large town. [1] This location lies approximately 230 kilometres (140 mi), by road, northeast of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda.[2] The coordinates of the district are:01 30N, 33 48E.


Ngora District was established on 1 July 2010 by the Ugandan Parliament. Before that it was part of Kumi District. Ngora District together with Amuria District, Bukedea District, Kaberamaido District, Katakwi District, Kumi District, Serere District and Soroti District comprise Teso sub-region, home to an estimated 2.5 million people of Iteso and Kumam ethnicities. Ngora District is made up of the former county of Ngora, which in turn is made up of the sub-counties of Kapir (Okapel), Kobwin, Mukura, and Ngora.


In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at about 59,400. The 2002 national census estimated the population of Ngora District at about 101,900. The annual population growth rate in the district has been calculated at 4.5%. It is estimated that the population of Ngora District in 2012 was approximately 157,400.[3] The next Uganda population census is planned for August 2014.[4]

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  1. ^ "Map Showing Kumi And Ngora With Distance Marker". Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Kampala And Ngora With Map". Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Estimated Population of Ngora Distrct In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Ninsiima, Racheal (14 July 2013). "Uganda Census Planned for 2014". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 20 May 2014. 

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