Bududa District

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Bududa District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 01°01′N 34°20′E / 1.017°N 34.333°E / 1.017; 34.333Coordinates: 01°01′N 34°20′E / 1.017°N 34.333°E / 1.017; 34.333
Country Uganda
RegionEastern Uganda
 • Land250.8 km2 (96.8 sq mi)
1,800 m (5,900 ft)
 (2014 Census)
 • Total210,173
 • Density838/km2 (2,170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Bududa District is a district in the Eastern Region of Uganda. Bududa is the chief town of the district.


Bududa District is bordered by Sironko District to the north, Kenya to the east, Manafwa District to the south, and Mbale District to the west. The district headquarters at Bududa are located approximately 36 kilometres (22 mi), by road, south-east of Mbale, the largest city in the sub-region.[1]


Bududa District was created by Act of the Ugandan Parliament in 2010. Before then, the district was part of Mbale District.[2]


In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at 79,200. During the 2002 national census, the population was estimated at 123,100, with an annual growth rate of 4 percent. In 2012, the population of the district was estimated at 180,600.[3] The male to female ratio is 1:1. The major language spoken in the district is Lumasaba. The national population census conducted on 27 August 2014 put the population at 210,173.[4]

2012 flood[edit]

During the 2012 flood, landslides wreaked this mountainous eastern region as the government made plans to move out residents.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Globefeed.com (7 July 2016). "Distance between Mbale Post Office, Republic Street, Mbale, Eastern Region, Uganda and Bududa Post Office, Bududa, Eastern Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Bududa". The Independent. 16 March 2010. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Estimated Population of Bududa District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  4. ^ UBOS (27 August 2014). "The population of the regions and districts of Uganda according to census results". Citypopulation.de Quoting Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  5. ^ Edwards, Jocelyn (27 June 2012). "Uganda Troops Dig Houses From Mud After Landslide". Reuters. Retrieved 17 May 2014.

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