Koboko District

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Koboko District
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, northwest of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.[2] The coordinates of the district are 03 25N, 30 58E.[citation needed]


Koboko District was established on 1 July 2005 by the Ugandan parliament.[citation needed] Before that, it was part of Arua District.[citation needed] Koboko District consists of one county (Koboko County),[3][4] five sub-counties, 43 parishes, and 302 villages.[citation needed] The district has one urban council, namely the town of Koboko.[citation needed]

The district consists mainly of flat rolling plains between 3,160 feet (960 m) and 5,283 feet (1,610 m) above sea level. There are isolated undulating hills mainly in the northern and western parts of the district. The district covers a total land area of 759.7 square kilometres (293.3 sq mi), of which about 12 percent is forest. Over 88 percent of the land is arable and suitable for agriculture.


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 wasat approximately 236,900.[5]

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Like in most Ugandan districts, subsistence agriculture and animal husbandry are the main economic activities in the district. The crops grown include the following:

The livestock raised in the district includes cattle, goats, sheep, and poultry.


The district is the location of a tripoint, where the international borders of the DRC, South Sudan, and Uganda intersect. The coordinates of that location are 03 29 36N, 30 51 32E (Latitude:3.49334; Longitude:30.85890).[citation needed]

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