Lamwo District

Coordinates: 03°32′N 32°48′E / 3.533°N 32.800°E / 3.533; 32.800
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Lamwo District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 03°32′N 32°48′E / 3.533°N 32.800°E / 3.533; 32.800
Country Uganda
RegionNorthern Region of Uganda
Sub-regionAcholi sub-region
 • Total5,595.8 km2 (2,160.6 sq mi)
1,100 m (3,600 ft)
 (2012 Estimate)
 • Total171,300
 • Density30.6/km2 (79/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

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


Lamwo District is bordered by South Sudan to the north, Kitgum District to the east and southeast, Pader District to the south, Gulu District to the southwest, and Amuru District to the west. The town of Lamwo is approximately 66 kilometres (41 mi), by road, northwest of Kitgum, the nearest large town.[1] This is approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi), by road, northeast of Gulu, the largest city in the Acholi sub-region.[2]


Lamwo District was established by Act of Parliament, and it became functional on 1 July 2009.[3] Before that, it was part of the Kitgum District. Lamwo District is part of the larger Acholi sub-region.[4]


In 1991, the Uganda national population census estimated the district population at 71,030. The 2002 national census estimated the population at 115,300. The population grew at a calculated annual rate of 4.1 percent between 2002 and 2012. In 2012, the population was estimated at 171,300.[5]

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  1. ^ "Map Showing Kitgum And Lamwo With Distance Marker". Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Gulu And Lamwo With Map". Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  3. ^ Vision, Reporters (22 April 2010). "Government Names Fourteen New Districts". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  4. ^ Oluka, Benon Herbert (20 February 2015). "Museveni Goes to Work In Acholi". The Observer (Uganda). Kampala. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Estimated Population of Lamwo District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Retrieved 26 May 2014.

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