District location in Uganda
|• Land||1,906.7 km2 (736.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,200 m (3,900 ft)|
|Population (2012 Estimate)|
|• Density||719.4/km2 (1,863/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
Wakiso District lies in the Central Region of the country, bordering with Nakaseke District and Luweero District to the north, Mukono District to the east, Kalangala District in Lake Victoria to the south, Mpigi District to the southwest and Mityana District to the northwest. Wakiso, where the district headquarters are located, lies approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi), by road, northwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in the country. The coordinates of the district are:00 24N, 32 29E.
In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at about 562,900. According to the 2002 national census figures, Wakiso District had a population of approximately 957,300, making it the second-most populated district in the country. At that time, 53% of the population were children below the age of 18 years and 17% of the total population were orphans. In 2012, it was estimated that the population of Wakiso District was approximately 1,371,600. The table below illustrates in figures, the trajectory of population growth in the district, during the first decade of the 21st century. All numbers are estimates.
|Wakiso District Population Trends|
In 2012, the district population was estimated at about 1,371,600. Wakiso District is very densely populated. With an area of 1,906.7 square kilometres (736.2 sq mi), the population density in the district in 2012, was estimated at 719.4 people per km² (1,863.1 people per mi²). The district is rapidly becoming urban, with the main economic activities turning away from agriculture to trade and industry.
Wakiso District is made up of two counties: (a) Kyaddondo County and (b) Busiro County. The district is further subdivided into the following administrative units:
The district headquarters are located in Wakiso Town, approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of Kampala on the highway to Hoima. Wakiso District has a total area of 2,704 square kilometres (1,044 sq mi).
The leadership is entrusted in the District Executive Council, composed of:
The tourist attractions in the district include:
The tourist attractions in the district include:Uganda Reptile Village-Entebbe
Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and the second largest fresh-water lake in the world. The lake is a prime spot for leisure activities. Water sports available on the lake include: (a) Sport Fishing (b) Water Rafting (c) Canoeing (d) Cruising and (e) Sailing.