District location in Uganda
|• Land||1,679.1 km2 (648.3 sq mi)|
|• Density||296.8/km2 (769/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+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.
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.
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