Zombo District

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Zombo District
Coordinates: 02°30′N 30°54′E / 2.500°N 30.900°E / 2.500; 30.900Coordinates: 02°30′N 30°54′E / 2.500°N 30.900°E / 2.500; 30.900
Country  Uganda
Region Northern Uganda
Sub-region West Nile sub-region
Capital Zombo
 • Total 897.6 km2 (346.6 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 219,800
 • Density 244.9/km2 (634/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website www.zombo.go.ug

Zombo District is a district in Northern Uganda. It is named after its main municipal, administrative and commercial center, Zombo.


Zombo District is bordered by Arua District to the north, Nebbi District to the east, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south and west. Zombo, where the district headquarters are located is approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi), by road, south of Arua, the largest city in the sub-region.[1] This location lies approximately 382 kilometres (237 mi), by road, northwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda, and the largest city in that country.[2] The coordinates of the district are:02 30N, 30 54E.


The district was created by Act of Parliament and became functional on 1 July 2009.[3] Prior to then, the district used to be part of Nebbi District.


In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at about 131,300. In 2002, the national census estimated the population of the district at about 169,000. In 2012, the population of Zombo District was estimated at approximately 219,800.[4]

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  1. ^ "Map Showing Zombo And Arua With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Kampala And Zombo With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Vision, Reporters (22 April 2010). "Government Names 14 New Districts". New Vision. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Estimated Population of Zombo District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 

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