Districts of Uganda

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As of 17 November 2020, Uganda is divided into 136 districts and the capital city of Kampala, which are grouped into four administrative regions.[1][2]

Since 2005, the Ugandan government has been in the process of dividing districts into smaller units. This decentralization is intended to prevent resources from being distributed primarily to chief towns and leaving the remainder of each district neglected.[3]

Each district is further divided into counties and municipalities,[4] and each county is further divided into sub-counties. The head elected official in a district is the chairperson of the Local Council five (usually written with a Roman numeral V).

Below are population figures from the 2014 census (tables show population figures for districts that existed in 2014).[5]

Map of Uganda showing Districts as of 2020
Central Region
(pink)
Map District Pop (2014) Pop(2021 est.)
77 Buikwe 422,771 482,900
90 Bukomansimbi 151,413 157,300
92 Butambala 100,840 109,000
78 Buvuma 89,890 137,000
93 Gomba 159,922 176,100
83 Kalangala 54,293 69,500
91 Kalungu 183,232 195,800
80 Kampala 1,507,080 1,709,900
76 Kayunga 368,062 414,300
97 Kiboga 148,218 175,200
98 Kyankwanzi 214,693 296,100
100 Luweero 456,958 535,200
87 Lwengo 274,953 292,900
88 Lyantonde 93,753 113,500
84 Masaka 297,004 342,300
96 Mityana 328,964 368,200
82 Mpigi 250,548 292,900
94 Mubende 684,337 582,900
79 Mukono 596,804 720,100
99 Nakaseke 197,369 241,400
101 Nakasongola 181,799 221,300
86 Rakai 516,309 324,800
89 Sembabule 252,597 303,900
81 Wakiso 1,997,418 3,105,700
Total 9,529,227 11,368,200
Eastern Region
(green)
Map District Pop (2014) Pop(2021 est.)
42 Amuria 270,928 232,800
64 Budaka 207,597 261,400
52 Bududa 210,173 282,900
58 Bugiri 382,913 498,700
46 Bukedea 203,600 269,900
50 Bukwa 89,356 124,900
47 Bulambuli 174,508 241,600
56 Busia 323,662 394,900
62 Butaleja 224,153 310,900
70 Buyende 323,067 432,100
72 Iganga 504,197 414,000
74 Jinja 471,242 522,300
39 Kaberamaido 215,026 282,100
71 Kaliro 236,199 298,200
75 Kamuli 486,319 571,200
48 Kapchorwa 105,186 127,200
44 Katakwi 166,231 199,500
66 Kibuku 202,033 259,600
45 Kumi 239,268 292,900
49 Kween 93,667 112,300
73 Luuka 238,020 272,000
54 Manafwa 353,825 179,000
59 Mayuge 473,239 581,700
63 Mbale 488,960 604,100
57 Namayingo 215,442 240,600
61 Namutumba 252,562 316,400
68 Ngora 141,919 170,000
67 Pallisa 386,890 368,400
69 Serere 285,903 373,300
51 Sironko 242,422 279,700
41 Soroti 296,833 375,900
55 Tororo 517,082 611,600
Total 9,022,422 10,502,100
Northern Region
(yellow)
Map District Pop (2014) Pop(2021 est.)
27 Abim 107,966 162,900
12 Adjumani 225,251 237,400
28 Agago 227,792 255,000
31 Alebtong 227,541 272,800
38 Amolatar 147,166 174,000
23 Amudat 105,767 140,400
13 Amuru 186,696 222,000
35 Apac 368,626 234,100
3 Arua 782,077 500,500
37 Dokolo 183,093 221,400
16 Gulu 436,345 334,500
20 Kaabong 167,879 198,500
18 Kitgum 204,048 226,700
1 Koboko 206,495 267,700
33 Kole 239,327 297,300
21 Kotido 181,050 210,900
17 Lamwo 134,379 145,400
32 Lira 408,043 491,000
2 Maracha 186,134 212,200
22 Moroto 103,432 121,200
10 Moyo 139,012 162,100
24 Nakapiripirit 156,690 118,100
26 Napak 142,224 161,000
5 Nebbi 396,794 290,400
14 Nwoya 133,506 259,800
30 Otuke 104,254 139,000
34 Oyam 383,644 466,300
29 Pader 178,004 200,500
9 Yumbe 484,822 699,300
4 Zombo 240,082 290,700
Total 7,188,139 7,713,100
Western Region
(purple)
Map District Pop (2014) Pop(2021 est.)
122 Buhweju 120,720 148,300
104 Buliisa 113,161 156,400
111 Bundibugyo 224,387 270,800
123 Bushenyi 234,440 250,400
105 Hoima 572,986 387,200
118 Ibanda 249,625 281,900
127 Isingiro 486,360 616,700
136 Kabale 331,335 251,600
113 Kabarole 469,236 344,500
116 Kamwenge 414,454 532,000
132 Kanungu 252,144 281,400
120 Kasese 694,992 810,400
108 Kibaale 785,088 209,900
126 Kiruhura 328,077 417,200
102 Kiryandongo 266,197 322,300
133 Kisoro 281,705 321,100
115 Kyegegwa 281,637 475,600
114 Kyenjojo 422,204 544,800
103 Masindi 291,113 349,300
125 Mbarara 472,629 546,000
130 Mitooma 183,444 195,900
110 Ntoroko 67,005 77,700
129 Ntungamo 483,841 550,500
121 Rubirizi 129,149 146,600
131 Rukungiri 314,694 336,700
124 Sheema 207,343 222,600
Total 8,677,966 9,047,800


Districts created since 2015[edit]

In September 2015, the Parliament of Uganda created 23 new districts, to be phased in over the next four years.[6]

Date effective New district Parent district
1 July 2016 Kagadi Kibaale
Kakumiro Kibaale
Omoro Gulu
Rubanda Kabale
1 July 2017 Namisindwa Manafwa
Pakwach Nebbi
Butebo Pallisa
Rukiga Kabale
Kyotera Rakai
Bunyangabu Kabarole
1 July 2018 Nabilatuk Nakapiripirit
Bugweri Iganga
Kasanda Mubende
Kwania Apac
Kapelebyong Amuria
Kikuube Hoima
1 July 2019 Obongi Moyo
Kazo Kiruhura
Rwampara Mbarara
Kitagwenda Kamwenge
Madi-Okollo Arua
Karenga Kaabong
Kalaki Kaberamaido

In May 2020, Parliament approved the creation of Terego District, which went into effect on 1 July 2020.[7]

Ugandan districts as of 2006, when there were 77 districts.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UG – Uganda". ISO 3166. ISO. 23 November 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Ministry of Local Government Fact Sheet" (PDF). MOLG. 1 July 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  3. ^ Ocwich, Denis (7 August 2005). "Can Uganda's economy support more districts?". New Vision.
  4. ^ "Uganda Districts". statoids.com.
  5. ^ "National Population and Housing Census 2014 Main Report" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 October 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  6. ^ Nakatudde, Olive (4 September 2015). "Parliament Approves 23 New Districts". Uganda Radio Network. Retrieved 25 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Parliament approves creation of Terego district". The Independent. 6 May 2020. Retrieved 25 December 2020.

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