Kiryandongo District

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Kiryandongo District
District
Coordinates: 02°00′N 32°18′E / 2.000°N 32.300°E / 2.000; 32.300Coordinates: 02°00′N 32°18′E / 2.000°N 32.300°E / 2.000; 32.300
Country  Uganda
Region Western Uganda
Sub-region Bunyoro sub-region
Capital Kiryandongo
Area
 • Land 3,624.1 km2 (1,399.3 sq mi)
Elevation 1,160 m (3,810 ft)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 317,500
 • Density 87.6/km2 (227/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website www.kiryandongo.go.ug

Kiryandongo District is a district in Western Uganda. Like many other Ugandan districts, it is named after its 'chief town', Kiryandongo, where the district headquarters are located.

Location[edit]

Kiryandongo District is bordered by Nwoya District to the north, Oyam District to the northeast, Apac District to the east, and Masindi District to the south and west. Kiryandongo, the location of the district headquarters, lies approximately 225 kilometres (140 mi), by road, northwest of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[1] The coordinates of the district are:02 00N, 32 18E (Latitude:2.0000; Longitude:32.3000).

Overview[edit]

Kiryandongo District was established on 1 July 2010. Prior to that, it was part of Masindi District. The district is part of Bunyoro sub-region, which is coterminous with Bunyoro Kingdom. The districts that constitute Bunyoro sub-region include the following: 1. Buliisa District 2. Hoima District 3. Kibaale District 4. Kiryandongo District and 5. Masindi District. In 2002, the sub-region was home to an estimated 750,000 inhabitants, according to the national population and household census conducted that year.

Population[edit]

The 1991 Uganda national census estimated the district population at about 83,405. According to the 2002 national census, that population had increased to about 187,700. In 2012, the population of Kiryandongo District was estimated at about 317,500.[2] A new national census is planned for August 2014.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Kiryandongo With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Estimated Population of Kiryandongo District In 2002, 2010 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Baguma, Raymond (12 September 2013). "National Population Census for 2014". New Vision. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 

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