Kyegegwa District

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Kyegegwa District
District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°29′N 31°03′E / 0.483°N 31.050°E / 0.483; 31.050Coordinates: 00°29′N 31°03′E / 0.483°N 31.050°E / 0.483; 31.050
Country  Uganda
Region Western Region
Sub-region Toro sub-region
Capital Kyegegwa
Area
 • Total 1,747 km2 (675 sq mi)
Elevation 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 159,800
 • Density 91.5/km2 (237/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website www.kyegegwa.go.ug

Kyegegwa District is a district in Western Region of Uganda. The town of Kyegegwa hosts the district headquarters.

Location[edit]

Kyegegwa District is bordered by Kibaale District to the north, Mubende District to the east, Kiruhura District to the south, Kamwenge District to the south-west, and Kyenjojo District to the north-west. Kyegegwa is approximately 110 kilometres (68 mi), east of Fort Portal, the largest town in the Toro sub-region.[1]

Overview[edit]

Kyegegwa District was created by an act of the Ugandan Parliament, on 1 July 2009. Before then, the district was part of Kyenjojo District.[2] Kyegegwa District is part of the Toro sub-region, which is coterminous with Toro Kingdom.

Population[edit]

In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at 63,500. The national census in 2002 estimated the population at 110,900. In 2012, the mid-year population was estimated at 159,800.[3]

Administration[edit]

The Current District Chairperson is John Kisoke Byamukama elected for 2016-2021 on NRM ticket.

The economic activities[edit]

  • Livestock farming
  • cultivation mainly;maize, bananas,fruits,beans,groundnuts,cassava,millet,iris potatoes,sweet potatoes.
  • Aquaculture/Fish farming
  • Business in agricultural produce and livestock
  • Apiary.

One of the major sources of income of Kyegegwa is markets, mainly the Rwensasi market, located in Ruyonza sub-county, Kyaka South, Kyegegwa district. It is in the southwestern part of the district, 12 km along Kyegegwa-Katonga road.

Rwensasi market is a farmers' group business [Mpara Farmers Association] initiated by Katuramu George William in 1998. It was formed after the closure of Nyarubabo market in 1992, due to east-coast fever.

Rwensasi market contributes 60% of Ruyonza sub county and 40% of Kyegegwa district.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Kyegegwa And Fort Portal With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Vision, Reporters (22 April 2010). "Government Names 14 New Districts". New Vision. Archived from the original on 16 April 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Estimated Population of Kyegegwa District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  4. ^ https://marafoundation.wordpress.com/tag/technology/

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