Dokolo District

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Dokolo District
Coordinates: 01°55′N 33°10′E / 1.917°N 33.167°E / 1.917; 33.167Coordinates: 01°55′N 33°10′E / 1.917°N 33.167°E / 1.917; 33.167
Country  Uganda
Region Northern Region
Sub-region Lango sub-region
Capital Dokolo
 • Total 1,072.8 km2 (414.2 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 183,400
 • Density 171/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Dokolo District is a district in the Northern Region of Uganda. The town of Dokolo is its main municipal, administrative, and commercial centre.


Dokolo District is bordered by Lira District to the northwest, Alebtong District to the northeast, Kaberamaido District to the east and south, Amolatar District to the southwest, and Apac District to the west. The administrative headquarters of the district are located approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi), by road, southeast of Lira, the largest city in the sub-region.[1] The coordinates of the district are 01 55N, 33 10E.[citation needed]


Dokolo District was established by the Ugandan parliament in 2005.[citation needed] It became operational on 1 July 2006.[citation needed] Before that, Dokolo was a county in Lira District. It is part of the larger Lango sub-region, home to an estimated 1.5 million Langi people according to the 2002 national census.[citation needed] The district is a predominantly rural district.[citation needed]


In 1991, the national population census estimated the population of the district at 85,000. The 2002 national census estimated the population at 129,400. The district population grew at a calculated rate of 3.6 percent between 2002 and 2012. It has been estimated that the population of the district in 2012 was 183,400.[2]

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  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Lira And Dokolo With Map". Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Estimated Population of Dokolo District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Retrieved 25 May 2014. 

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