Busia District

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For the area in Kenya formerly known as Busia District, see Busia County.
Busia District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°23′N 34°00′E / 0.383°N 34.000°E / 0.383; 34.000Coordinates: 00°23′N 34°00′E / 0.383°N 34.000°E / 0.383; 34.000
Country Uganda
Region Eastern Region of Uganda
Capital Busia
 • Land 730.9 km2 (282.2 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 297,600
 • Density 407.2/km2 (1,055/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website www.busia.go.ug

Busia District is a district in the Eastern region of Uganda.


Busia District borders Tororo District to the north, Busia County, Kenya to the east, Tanzania to the south, Namayingo District to the southwest, and Bugiri District to the west. Busia, Uganda, the site of the district headquarters, is approximately 35 km (22 mi) by road south of Tororo, the nearest large town.[1]


During the 1991 national population census, the population in the district was estimated at 163,600. In 2002, the national census estimated the population at 225,000. In 2012, the mid-year population of the district was estimated at 297,600.[2]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people from Busia District include:

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest are in the district:

  • Majanji landing site on Lake Victoria for fish, which is one of the main foods in the district.
  • Busitema Forest is roughly 25 km2 (10 sq mi); it is bisected by the main highway between Uganda and Kenya in Busia.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Tororo And Busia With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Estimated Population of Busia District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulaton.de. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Newvision, Archive (16 February 2011). "Ex-Uganda Olympics Boss Dead". New Vision. Retrieved 10 May 2014.