Kisoro District

Coordinates: 01°17′S 29°41′E / 1.283°S 29.683°E / -1.283; 29.683
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Kisoro District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 01°17′S 29°41′E / 1.283°S 29.683°E / -1.283; 29.683
Country Uganda
RegionWestern Region
Sub-regionKigezi sub-region
 • Total728 km2 (281 sq mi)
 • Land644.6 km2 (248.9 sq mi)
 • Water56.8 km2 (21.9 sq mi)
 (2014 census)
 • Total281,705
 • Density425.5/km2 (1,102/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Kisoro District is a district in the Western Region of Uganda. The town of Kisoro is the site of the district headquarters.


Metropolitan International University in a secular private university licensed and accredited by National Council for Higher Education in Uganda. It is located in Kisoro Municipality in South Western Uganda.


Kisoro District is bordered by Kanungu District to the north, Kabale District to the east, Rwanda to the south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. The town of Kisoro is approximately 45 kilometres (28 mi), by road, west of Kabale, the largest town in the sub-region.[1]


In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at 186,870. The population was estimated at 220,300 during the 2002 national census. In 2012, the population was estimated at 254,300.[2] The national population census on 27 August 2014, enumerated the district's population at 281,705 people.[3]


As of September 2002, the religious affiliations of the district residents broke down as follows: Christianity - 95.8 percent, Islam - 0.8 percent, Other - 1.3 percent, None - 2.2 percent.[4]

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  1. ^ "Distance Between Kabale and Kisoro With Map". Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Estimated Population of Kisoro District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  3. ^ Uganda Bureau of Statistics (2018). "Population of Kisoro District in 2014". Quoting Uganda Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Religious Affiliations Among Ugandans By District As of 2002" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 September 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2014.