District location in Uganda
|• Land||1,679.1 km2 (648.3 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 Estimate)|
|• Density||296.8/km2 (769/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
Kabale District is a district in Western Uganda. As with most other Ugandan districts, it is named after its 'chief town', Kabale. It was originally part of the district of Kabale Kigezi, before the districts of Rukungiri, Kanungu and Kisoro were peeled off to form separate districts.
Kabale District is bordered by Rukungiri District to the north, Ntungamo District to the northeast, the Republic of Rwanda to the east and south, Kisoro District to the west and Kanungu District to the northwest. The town of Kabale, where the district headquarters are located, lies approximately 420 kilometres (260 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. A road trip from Kampala usually takes 7 to 8 hours by private car and approximately 2 to 3 hours longer by public transportation. The coordinates of the district are:01 15S, 30 00E.
Kabale District is a highland district. The district covers 1,827 square kilometres (705 sq mi). The topography is mainly green, interlocking and heavily cultivated hills with spectacular valleys. The altitude of the district ranges between 1,219 metres (3,999 ft) and 2,347 metres (7,700 ft) above sea level. This altitude makes it colder than the rest of the country. Temperatures average about 18 °C (64 °F) during the day and fall to about 10 °C (50 °F) at night. The relative humidity is between 90% and 100% in the morning and decreases to between 42% and 75% in the afternoon, all the year around. The three counties of Rubanda, Rukiga and Ndorwa, together with Kabale Municipality form Kabale District.
The 1991 national population census estimated the population of Kabale District at about 417,200. The national census in 2012 estimated the population at approximately 458,300. In 2012, the district population was estimated at about 498,300.
Kabale District is densely populated. With an area of 1,679.1 square kilometres (648.3 sq mi), the population density in the district in 2012 was estimated at 296.7 people per km² ( 768.6 people per mi²).The land is heavily fragmented. An average household has six to seven plots of land on several hills. The people are predominantly from the Bakiga tribe, but also from Batwa (Pygmies), the Banyarwanda and the Bahororo (Toro) tribal clans.
- Note: the category "Other" may include Orthodox Christianity and other Christians.
- David Bahati, Ugandan MP infamous in the international community for authoring the 2009 Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill
- "Map Showing Kampala And Kabale With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
- "Estimated Population of Kabale District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
- "Religion by District for the Population" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). 2002. Retrieved 19 April 2014.