Kumi District

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Kumi District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 01°30′N 33°57′E / 1.500°N 33.950°E / 1.500; 33.950Coordinates: 01°30′N 33°57′E / 1.500°N 33.950°E / 1.500; 33.950
Country Uganda
RegionEastern Uganda
Sub-regionTeso sub-region
CapitalKumi
Area
 • Land1,074.6 km2 (414.9 sq mi)
Population
(2012 Estimate)
 • Total255,500
 • Density237.8/km2 (616/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Websitewww.kumi.go.ug

Kumi District is a district in the Eastern Region of Uganda. The town of Kumi hosts the district headquarters.

Location[edit]

Kumi District is bordered by Katakwi District to the north, Nakapiripirit District to the northeast, Bukedea District to the east, Pallisa District to the south, and Ngora District to the west.[1] The 'chief town' in the district is Kumi, which is located approximately 54 kilometres (34 mi)}, by road, southeast of Soroti, the largest town in Teso sub-region.[2] The coordinates of the district are:01 30N, 33 57E.

Population[edit]

In 1991, the national population census estimated the population of the district at about 102,030. The 2002 national census estimated the district population at approximately 165,400. The annual population growth rate in the district is given as 4.5%. In 2012, the population of Kumi District was estimated at about 255,500.[3] The table below illustrates how the district population has grown between 2002 until 2012. All numbers are estimates.

Kumi District Population Trends
YearEst. Pop.
2002165,400
2003172,800
2004180,600
2005188,700
YearEst. Pop.
2006197,200
2007206,100
2008215,400
2009225,100
YearEst. Pop.
2010235,200
2011245,800

Transport[edit]

Kumi District is served by a road transport networks consisting of one major highway and several other streets. The quality of the road network has been influenced by UNRA.[4] People make use of commercial buses to get around. Prices of bus tickets fluctuate during the holiday season.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uganda District Map
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Soroti And Kumi With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Estimated Population of Kumi District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  4. ^ "CIVIL WORKS FOR THE UPGRADING OF TIRINYI-PALLISA-KUMI/PALLISA-KAMONKOLI ROADS".