District location in Uganda
|• Total||1,487.7 km2 (574.4 sq mi)|
|• Land||1,095.7 km2 (423.1 sq mi)|
|• Water||392 km2 (151 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 Estimate)|
|• Density||330.9/km2 (857/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
Pallisa District is bordered to the north by (from west to east): Serere District, Ngora District, Kumi District and Bukedea District. Mbale District lies to the east. Budaka District lies to the southeast, Kibuku District to the southwest and Kaliro District to the west. Pallisa, the 'chief town' of the district, is located approximately 65 kilometres (40 mi), by road, west of Mbale, the largest city in the sub-region. The coordinates of the district are: 01 01N, 33 43E.
During the 1991 national population census, the district population was put at about 166,100. The 2002 national census estimated the population of the district at 255,900. In 2012, the population of Pallisa District was estimated at about 362,600. The next Uganda population census is scheduled for August 2014.
The table below uses available data to project the population growth in the district during the first decade of the 21st century. All figures are estimates.
Subsistence crop agriculture and animal husbandry are the two major economic activities in the district. To a lesser extent, fishing, fish farming and bee keeping are increasingly practiced in Pallisa District. The major crops include:
Cattle, goats, sheep, poultry, pigs, are some of the animals raised in the district. The district is further blessed with nine minor lakes that comprise part of the Lake Kyoga system. The following are the nine lakes:
There are nine stocked fish farms in the district. Fish farming offers a big potential to increase the supply of fish for the population and hence improve on the nutrition of the population. Fish species include:
- Uganda District Map
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- "Estimated Population of Pallisa District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
- Ninsiima, Racheal (14 July 2013). "Uganda Census Planned for 2014". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 14 May 2014.
- "Profile of Pallisa District". Uganda Travel Guide. Retrieved 14 May 2014.