Isingiro District

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Isingiro District
District
Coordinates: 00°50′S 30°50′E / 0.833°S 30.833°E / -0.833; 30.833Coordinates: 00°50′S 30°50′E / 0.833°S 30.833°E / -0.833; 30.833
Country  Uganda
Region Western Uganda
Sub-region Ankole sub-region
Capital Isingiro
Area
 • Total 2,655.6 km2 (1,025.3 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 420,200
 • Density 158.2/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website www.isingiro.go.ug

Isingiro District is a district in the Western Region of Uganda. The town of Isingiro is the district's main municipal, administrative, and commercial center.

Location[edit]

Isingiro District is bordered by Kiruhura District to the north, Rakai District to the east, Tanzania to the south, Ntungamo District to the west, and Mbarara District to the north-west. The town of Isingiro is approximately 35 kilometres (22 mi), by road, south-east of the city of Mbarara, the main metropolitan area in the Ankole sub-region.[1]

Population[edit]

The 2014 national housing and population census estimated the population of Isingiro District at 486,360. In 2002, the population was recorded at approximately 316,000, while the 1991 national population census estimated the population at 226,400.[2]

Prominent people[edit]

Prominent people from the district include:

  • Gordon Wavamunno, an entrepreneur, businessman, and philanthropist. He is reported to be one of the wealthiest people in Uganda and is the chancellor of Nkumba University.
  • Benon Biraaro, a retired military officer, entrepreneur, and aspiring politician.
  • Bright Rwamirama, a retired military officer and politician. State Minister for Animal Industry in the Ugandan Cabinet. Also serves as the elected member of parliament representing Isingiro County North in Isingiro District.

Sub Counties[edit]

Bukanga County: - Rugaaga, Ngarama, Endinzi, Kashumba, Mbaare and Rushasha Isingiro County: - Nyakitunda, Nyamuyanja, Kabuyanda, Kikagate, Kabingo, Birere, Masha, Ruborogota, Kabuyanda (Town Council, Isingiro (Town Council) and Kaberebere (Town Council)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Mbarara And Isingiro With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Estimated Population of Isingiro District In 1991, 2002 & 2014". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 

External links[edit]

Uganda district Information handbook. expanded edition 2011-2012. pg.269