Kyenjojo District

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Kyenjojo District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°37′N 30°37′E / 0.617°N 30.617°E / 0.617; 30.617Coordinates: 00°37′N 30°37′E / 0.617°N 30.617°E / 0.617; 30.617
Country Uganda
RegionWestern Region of Uganda
Sub-regionToro sub-region
 • Land2,350.1 km2 (907.4 sq mi)
 (2012 Estimate)
 • Total383,600
 • Density163.2/km2 (423/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

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


Kyenjojo District is bordered by Kibale District to the north, Kyegegwa District to the east, Kamwenge District to the south, and Kabarole District to the west. The district headquarters at Kyenjojo are approximately 274 kilometres (170 mi), by road, west of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[1] The coordinates of the district are 00 37N, 30 37E.[2]


Kyenjojo District was created in 2000.[3] It is divided into two counties: Mwenge North and Mwenge South. Kyenjojo means: "the place where elephants live"; it is derived from the Rutooro word "enjojo", (elephant)(s).[citation needed] Like in most Ugandan Bantu languages, "Mwenge" means "banana beer",[citation needed] which is produced there.[4]

The district is part of Toro sub-region, which is coterminal with the Kingdom of Toro, one of the ancient traditional monarchies in Uganda.[citation needed]


The 1991 national census estimated the district population at about 182,000. The next national census, in 2002, estimated the population at 266,250. In 2012, the population was estimated at 383,600.[5]

Economic activities[edit]

Agriculture is the main economic activity in the district. The major crops grown include:


  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Kampala And Kyenjojo With Map". Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Map - Kyenjojo District - MAP[N]ALL.COM". Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Overview | Soroti District". Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  4. ^ Robbins, Michael C.; Pollnac, Richard B. (April 1969). "Drinking Patterns and Acculturation in Rural Buganda". American Anthropologist. 71 (2): 276–285. doi:10.1525/aa.1969.71.2.02a00070. ISSN 0002-7294.
  5. ^ "Estimated Population of Kyenjojo District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Retrieved 15 May 2014.

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