District location in Uganda
|• Land||1,196.4 km2 (461.9 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 Estimate)|
|• Density||407.8/km2 (1,056/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
Tororo District is bordered by Mbale District to the north, Manafwa District to the northeast, the Republic of Kenya to the east, Busia District to the south, Bugiri District to the southwest and Butaleja District to the northwest. Tororo, the largest town in the district and the location of the district headquarters, sits approximately 230 kilometres (140 mi), east of Kampala, the capital and largest city in that country.
In 1991, the national population census estimated the population of the district at about 285,300. The 2002 national census estimated the population of Tororo District at approximately 379,400, with an annual population growth rate of approximately 2.7%. In 2012, the mid-year population of the district was estimated at about 487,900. The table below illustrates the population growth estimates for the district during the first decade of the 21st century. See table below:
|Tororo District Population Trends|
There is a good mix of ethnicities in the district including the Jopadhola, Iteso, Samia, Bagwere and Banyoli. Languages spoken correlate to the ethnicities of the population, including Dhopadhola, Lusamia, Ateso, Lugwere and Lunyoli. In the urban centers, English, Swahili and Luganda may be spoken and/or understood.
Agriculture is the backbone of the district economy. Most of the district produce is consumed locally or sold in the urban areas within the district. Crops grown include the following: