District location in Uganda
|• Land||1,679.3 km2 (648.4 sq mi)|
|• Density||91/km2 (240/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
Gomba District is bordered by Mubende District to the west and north, Mityana District to the northeast and Butambala District to the east. Kalungu District, Bukomansimbi District and Sembabule District lie to the south of Gomba District. Kanoni, where the district headquarters are located, lies approximately 97 kilometres (60 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country. This location is approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi), by road, west of Mpigi, the nearest large metropolitan area. The coordinates of the district are:00 11N, 31 55E. (Latitude:0.1750; Longitude:31.9100).
Gomba District was created in 2010 by Act of Parliament, when Mpigi District was split into three: (a) Gomba District, (b) Butambala District and (c) Mpigi District. The town of Kanoni was selected to be the district headquarters. The district became operational on 1 July 2010. Generally, Gomba District is a rural district which receives lower precipitation than the districts of Butambala and Mpigi. Livestock farming is a major economic activity in the district supplemented with subsistence agriculture.
In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at about 119,550. The next census in 2002 estimated the population of Gomba District at approximately 133,300. In 2012, the estimated population in the district was about 152,800.
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