Jinja District

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Jinja District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°30′N 33°12′E / 0.500°N 33.200°E / 0.500; 33.200Coordinates: 00°30′N 33°12′E / 0.500°N 33.200°E / 0.500; 33.200
Country  Uganda
Region Eastern Region
Sub-region Busoga sub-region
Capital Buwenge
 • Land 673 km2 (260 sq mi)
Elevation 1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 501,300
 • Density 744.9/km2 (1,929/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website www.jinja.go.ug

Jinja District is a district in the Eastern Region of Uganda. The town of Jinja is the district's main municipal and commercial center.


Jinja District is bordered by Kamuli District to the north, Luuka District to the east, Mayuge District to the southeast, Buvuma District to the south, Buikwe District to the west, and Kayunga District to the northwest. The district headquarters at Buwenge[1] are located 96 kilometres (60 mi), by road, east of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[2] The coordinates of the district are 00 30N, 33 12E. (Latitude:0.5000; Longitude:33.2000).[citation needed]


In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at 289,500. The 2002 national census estimated the population at 387,600, with an annual population growth rate of 2.7 percent. In 2012, the population was estimated at 501,300.[3]

Busoga sub-region[edit]

Jinja District is part of the Busoga sub-region.

The majority of the people in the district belong to the Basoga ethnic group, and Lusoga is the most widely spoken language.


The primary activity is agriculture with a focus on food crops such as beans, groundnuts, sorghum, millet, cassava, and sweet potatoes. Coffee and cotton are the main cash crops. Fruits and vegetables grown in the district include tomatoes, onions, and cabbage.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nankya, Sylvia (12 February 2014). "IGG Clears Jinja Land Allocation to Bank of Uganda". Uganda Radio Network. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Kampala And Buwenge With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Estimated Population of Jinja District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 

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