Buhweju District

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Buhweju District
Coordinates: 00°18′S 30°20′E / 0.300°S 30.333°E / -0.300; 30.333Coordinates: 00°18′S 30°20′E / 0.300°S 30.333°E / -0.300; 30.333
Country  Uganda
Region Western Uganda
Capital Nsiika
 • Land 801.5 km2 (309.5 sq mi)
Elevation 1,800 m (5,900 ft)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 101,300
 • Density 126.4/km2 (327/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website www.buhweju.go.ug

Buhweju District is a district in Western Uganda. It is one of the districts that constitute the Ankole sub-region. Its 'chief town', is Nsiika.


Buhweju District is bordered by Rubirizi District to the west and northwest, Ibanda District to the northeast, Mbarara District to the east, Sheema District to the southeast, and Bushenyi District to the southwest. Nsiika, the location of the district headquarters, is approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi), by road, northwest of Mbarara, the largest city in Ankole sub-region.[1] This location is approximately 310 kilometres (190 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country.[2] The coordinates of the district are:00 18S, 30 20E.


Buhweju District was carved out of Bushenyi District in July 2010. The district is part of Ankole sub-region, home to an estimated 2.2 million people in 2002, according to the national census conducted that year. Districts that constitute Ankole sub-region include the following:


The national census in 1991 estimated the district population at about 55,540. In 2002, the national census conducted that year put the population of the district at approximately 82,900. In the population of Buhweju District was estimated at 101,300 residents.[3]

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  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Nsiika And Mbarara With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Map Showing Nsiika And Kampala With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Estimated Population of Buhweju District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 

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