Kabale District

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Kabale District
Kabale's landscape
Kabale's landscape
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 01°15′S 30°0′E / 1.250°S 30.000°E / -1.250; 30.000Coordinates: 01°15′S 30°0′E / 1.250°S 30.000°E / -1.250; 30.000
Country Uganda
RegionWestern Region
Sub-regionKigezi sub-region
 • Land1,679.1 km2 (648.3 sq mi)
 (2012 Estimate)
 • Total498,300
 • Density296.8/km2 (769/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Kabale District is a district in the Western Region of Uganda. Kabale hosts the district headquarters. It was originally part of Kigezi District, before the districts of Rukungiri, Kanungu, and Kisoro were excised to form separate districts.

Kabale is sometimes nicknamed "Kastone" as in the local language Rukiga, a "kabale" is a small stone.


The Kabale District is bordered by Rukungiri District to the north, Rukiga District to the north-east, Rwanda to the east and south, Rubanda District to the west, and Kanungu District to the north-west. Kabale is approximately 420 kilometres (260 mi), by road, south-west of Kampala, the capital of Uganda.[1]


The 1991 national population census estimated the population of the district at 417,200. The national census in 2012 estimated the population at 458,300. In 2012, the population was estimated at 498,300.[2]

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  1. ^ 556&tolng=30.0038889 "Map Showing Kampala And Kabale With Distance Marker" Check |url= value (help). Globefeed.com. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Estimated Population of Kabale District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 19 April 2014.

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