Koboko District

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Koboko District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 03°25′N 30°58′E / 3.417°N 30.967°E / 3.417; 30.967Coordinates: 03°25′N 30°58′E / 3.417°N 30.967°E / 3.417; 30.967
Country  Uganda
Region Northern Region of Uganda
Sub-region West Nile sub-region
Capital Koboko
 • Total 759.7 km2 (293.3 sq mi)
Elevation 1,285 m (4,216 ft)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 236,900
 • Density 311.8/km2 (808/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website www.koboko.go.ug

Koboko District is a district in the Northern Region of Uganda. The town of Koboko is the site of the district headquarters.


Koboko District is bordered by South Sudan to the north, Yumbe District to the east, Maracha District to the south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the west. The district headquarters are located approximately 55 kilometres (34 mi), by road, north of Arua, the largest town in the sub-region.[1] This is approximately 480 kilometres (300 mi), by road, north-west of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.[2]


Koboko District consists of one county (Koboko County).[3][4]


In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at 62,300. The 2002 national census estimated the population at 129,100, of whom 65,400 (50.6 percent) were female and 63,800 (49.4 percent) were male. The annual population growth rate, between 2002 and 2012, was calculated at 6.4 percent. In 2012, the population was approximately 236,900.[5]


The district is the location of a tripoint, where the international borders of the DRC, South Sudan, and Uganda intersect.

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