Kakumiro District

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Kakumiro District
Coordinates: 00°47′N 31°20′E / 0.783°N 31.333°E / 0.783; 31.333Coordinates: 00°47′N 31°20′E / 0.783°N 31.333°E / 0.783; 31.333
Country  Uganda
Region Western Region
Sub-region Bunyoro sub-region
Capital Kakumiro
Elevation 1,300 m (4,300 ft)
Population (2017 Estimate)
 • Total 300,000
Time zone UTC+3 (EAT)
Website www.kakumiro.go.ug

Kakumiro District is a district in the Western Region of Uganda.[1][2]


The districts surrounding Kakumiro District include Hoima District to the north, Kyegegwa District to the north-east, Kiboga District to the east, Mubende District to the south-east, Kyegegwa District to the south, and Kibaale District to the west.[3] The town of Kakumiro, the location of the district headquarters, is approximately 182 kilometres (113 mi), by road, north-west of Kampala, Uganda's capital city.[4] This location is approximately 80 kilometres (50 mi), by road, south of Hoima, the nearest large town.[5]


The district was created by the government of Uganda, effective 1 July 2016, when Kibaale District was split into three creating the current districts of Kagadi, Kakumiro and Kibaale.[6]


In July 2017, the population of Kakumiro District was estimated at approximately 3000,000 people.[2]


  1. ^ Fred Kiva, and Patrick Zimurinda (15 January 2011). "Museveni Grants Kakumiro and Kagadi District status". Kampala: Uganda Radio Network. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Tumuhimbise, Alex (27 July 2017). "Kagadi, Kakumiro districts struggle to deliver services". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  3. ^ GUN (28 July 2017). "Guide To Uganda: Uganda District Map". Kampala: Guidetouganda.net (GUN). Retrieved 28 July 2017. 
  4. ^ GFC (27 July 2017). "Distance between Post Office Building, Kampala Road, Kampala, Uganda and Kakumiro, Western Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  5. ^ GFC (27 July 2017). "Distance between Kakumiro, Western Region, Uganda and Hoima, Western Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  6. ^ John Odyek, Mary Karugaba and Moses Walubiri (19 July 2012). "25 more districts created". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 

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