Kisoro District

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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; 29.683Coordinates: 01°17′S 29°41′E / 1.283°S 29.683°E / -1.283; 29.683
Country  Uganda
Region Western Region
Sub-region Kigezi sub-region
Capital Kisoro
 • Total 701.4 km2 (270.8 sq mi)
 • Land 644.6 km2 (248.9 sq mi)
 • Water 56.8 km2 (21.9 sq mi)
Population (2012 estimate)
 • Total 254,300
 • Density 362.6/km2 (939/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

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


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. The annual population growth rate in the district was calculated at 1.5 percent.[when?] In 2012, the population was estimated at 254,300.[2]


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.[3]

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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. ^ "Religious Affiliations Among Ugandans By District As of 2002" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 21 May 2014.