Budaka District

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Budaka District
Coordinates: 01°00′N 33°54′E / 1.000°N 33.900°E / 1.000; 33.900Coordinates: 01°00′N 33°54′E / 1.000°N 33.900°E / 1.000; 33.900
Country  Uganda
Region Eastern Uganda
Capital Budaka
 • Land 410.4 km2 (158.5 sq mi)
Elevation 1,080 m (3,540 ft)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 178,900
 • Density 435.9/km2 (1,129/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website budaka.go.ug

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


Budaka district is bordered by Pallisa District to the north, Mbale District to the east, Butaleja District to the south, and Kibuku District to the west. The town of Budaka is approximately 36 kilometres (22 mi), by road, west of Mbale, the largest city in the sub-region.[1]


The district consists of Budaka County and Iki-Iki County.[2][3]


In 1991, the national population census estimated the population of the district at 100,300. The 2002 national census estimated the population at 136,500, with an annual population growth rate of 2.8 percent. In 2012, the population was estimated at 178,900.[4]

Economic activities[edit]

In 2009, a tile and brick manufacturing plant was opened at Kamonkoli by Uganda Clays Limited. The factory employs over 200 people.[5]

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