District location in Uganda
|• Total||964.8 km2 (372.5 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 Estimate)|
|• Density||264.8/km2 (686/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
Ibanda District is bordered by Kamwenge District to the west and north, Kiruhura District to the east, Mbarara District and Buhweju District to the south, and Rubirizi District to the southwest. The district headquarters at Ibanda are located approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi), by road, northwest of Mbarara, the largest city in the Ankole sub-region.
Ibanda District was created on 1 July 2005, by elevating Ibanda County, formerly part of Mbarara District, to full district status.
In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at 148,000. The 2002 national census estimated the population at 198,700. The population has a calculated annual growth rate of 2.6 percent. The population in 2012 was about 255,500.
Agriculture forms the backbone of the economy of the district. Most of the agriculture is on the subsistence level. The largest farm in the district is the Kiburara Prison Farm, located at Kiburara Prison. The crops grown in the district include the following:
Prominent people from the district include the following:
- Patrick Bitature, businessman, entrepreneur, and industrialist. He is one of the wealthiest people in Uganda. Chairman of Umeme.
- "Map Showing Ibanda And Mbarara With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- "Estimated Population of Ibanda District In 1991, 2002 & 2014". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- Elly Karenzi, and Colleb Mugume (3 February 2004). "Ibanda: The Home of Mixed Farming". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 21 May 2014.