Lwengo District

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Lwengo District
District
Coordinates: 00°24′S 31°25′E / 0.400°S 31.417°E / -0.400; 31.417Coordinates: 00°24′S 31°25′E / 0.400°S 31.417°E / -0.400; 31.417
Country  Uganda
Region Central Region
Capital Lwengo
Area
 • Land 914.7 km2 (353.2 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 267,300
 • Density 292.2/km2 (757/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website www.lwengo.go.ug

Lwengo District is a district in the Central Region of Uganda. Lwengo is the largest town in the district and the location of the district headquarters.

Location[edit]

Lwengo District is bordered by Sembabule District to the north, Bukomansimbi District to the north-east, Masaka District to the east, Rakai District to the south, and Lyantonde District to the west. Lwengo is 45 kilometres (28 mi), by road, west of Masaka, the nearest large city.[1] The coordinates of the district are:00 24S, 31 25E.

Overview[edit]

Lwengo District is one of the newest districts in Uganda. Created by an Act of Parliament, the district became functional on 1 July 2010. Before that, it was part of the Masaka District.[2]

The district has embarked on the educational agenda and has produced academicians such as the economist Musoke N. Samuel who attained BSc(Mathematics & Economics) with a First Class Honours Degree award at Makerere University which is Uganda's leading University.[citation needed]

Population[edit]

The 1991 national population census estimated the district population at 212,600. The next census in 2002 put the population at about 242,300. In 2012, the population was estimated at 267,300.[3]

Economic activities[edit]

Means of earning a livelihood in Lwengo District include:[4]

  • Livestock keeping
  • Fishing
  • Trade and pit sawing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Masaka And Lwengo With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Vision, Reporters (22 April 2010). "Government Creates Fourteen New Districts". New Vision. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Estimated Population of Lwengo District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Economic Activity In Masaka District". Masaka District Administration. Retrieved 16 May 2014.