Amuria District

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Amuria District
Coordinates: 02°02′N 33°39′E / 2.033°N 33.650°E / 2.033; 33.650Coordinates: 02°02′N 33°39′E / 2.033°N 33.650°E / 2.033; 33.650
Country  Uganda
Region Eastern Uganda
Sub-region Teso sub-region
Capital Amuria
 • Land 2,588.3 km2 (999.3 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 406,400
 • Density 157/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Amuria District is a district in the Eastern Region of Uganda. The town of Amuria is the site of the district headquarters.


Amuria District is bordered by Otuke District to the north, Napak District to the northeast, Katakwi District to the east, Soroti District to the south, Kaberamaido District to the southwest, and Alebtong District to the west. The town of Amuria is located approximately 45 kilometres (28 mi), by road, north of Soroti, the largest town in the sub-region.[1] The coordinates of the district are: 02 02N, 33 39E.[citation needed]


Amuria District was created in July 2005.[citation needed] Prior to that, it was part of the Katakwi District.[citation needed]

The district is composed of two counties: Amuria and Kapelebyong.[2][3] The district is made up of the following administrative units: town of Amuria, Abarilela Sub-county, Asamuk Sub-county, Kuju Sub-county, Orungo Sub-county, Morungatuny Sub-county, Wera Sub-county, Obalanga Sub-County, Achowa Sub-county, and Kapelebyong Sub-county.[citation needed]


In 1991, the national population census estimated the population of the district at 69,400. The national census in 2002 estimated the population at 180,000. In 2012, the population was estimated at 406,400.[4]

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The economy of Amuria District is based on two main activities: subsistence agriculture and animal husbandry. Over 90 percent of the population engage in either or both activities. The crops grown in the district include:[citation needed]

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