Isingiro District

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Isingiro 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
 • 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)

Isingiro District is a district in Western Uganda. Like most Ugandan districts, it is named after its main municipal, administrative and commercial center of Isingiro, the location of the district headquarters.


Isingiro District is bordered by Kiruhura District to the north, Rakai District to the east, the Republic of Tanzania to the south, Ntungamo District to the west, and Mbarara District to the northwest.[1] Isingiro, the 'chief town' of the district, is located approximately 35 kilometres (22 mi), by road, southeast of the city of Mbarara, the main metropolitan area in Ankole sub-region.[2] The coordinates of the district are:00 50S, 30 50E.


The 1991 national population census estimated the population of the district at about 226,400. In 2002, the population of Isingiro District was recorded at approximately 316,000 with a population growth rate of approximately 3.0% annually. It is estimated that in 2012, the district population was about 420,200.[3] The table below illustrates the trajectory of population growth in the district during the first decade of the 21st century. All figures are estimates.

Isingiro District Population Trends
Year Est. Pop.
2002 316,000
2003 325,500
2004 335,200
2005 345,300
Year Est. Pop.
2006 355,700
2007 366,300
2008 377,300
2009 388,600
Year Est. Pop.
2010 400,300
2011 412,100

Economic activities[edit]

Agriculture is the mainstay of the district economy of Isingiro District. Crops grown include:

Prominent people[edit]

Prominent people from the district include following:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Uganda District Map
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Mbarara And Isingiro With Map". Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Estimated Population of Isingiro District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Retrieved 21 May 2014. 

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