Butambala District

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District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°12′N 32°06′E / 0.200°N 32.100°E / 0.200; 32.100Coordinates: 00°12′N 32°06′E / 0.200°N 32.100°E / 0.200; 32.100
RegionCentral Region
 • Land405.6 km2 (156.6 sq mi)
 (2012 Estimate)
 • Total99,400
 • Density245.1/km2 (635/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Butambala District is a district in the Central Region of Uganda.


This district is bordered by Gomba District to the west and north-west, Mityana District to the north-east, Mpigi District to the east and south, and Kalungu District to the south-west. The district headquarters at Gombe are approximately 31 kilometres (19 mi), by road, west of the town of Mpigi, the largest metropolitan area in the sub-region.[1] This is approximately 68 kilometres (42 mi), by road, south-west of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[2]


Created by an act of parliament, the district became operational on 1 July 2010, having been split off of Mpigi District, together with neighboring Gomba District. Before becoming district, the area was Butambala County, one of the eighteen counties that constitute the Kingdom of Buganda.[3]


The national population census in 1991 estimated the district population at 74,100. The 2002 census put the population at about 86,800. In 2012, the population was estimated a 99,400.[4][5]

Economic activity[edit]

Subsistence agriculture and small-scale animal husbandry are the backbone of Butambala District's economy. The main food crops are:[6]


  1. ^ "Map Showing Mpigi And Gombe With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Kampala And Gombe With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  3. ^ Kato, Joshua (2 December 2009). "Why More Districts for Buganda?". New Vision. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Estimated Population of Butambala District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypulation.de. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  5. ^ "The Making of A Needy District". The Independent (Uganda). 25 August 2010. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Butambala District - Economic Activities: Farming". Butambala District Administration. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014.

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