Manafwa District

Coordinates: 01°01′N 34°21′E / 1.017°N 34.350°E / 1.017; 34.350
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Manafwa District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 01°01′N 34°21′E / 1.017°N 34.350°E / 1.017; 34.350
RegionEastern Region
Sub-regionBugisu sub-region
 • Land602.1 km2 (232.5 sq mi)
 (2012 Estimate)
 • Total367,500
 • Density610.4/km2 (1,581/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Manafwa District is a district in the Eastern Region of Uganda. Manafwa is the district headquarters.


Manafwa District is bordered by Bududa District to the north, Kenya to the east and south, Tororo District to the south-west, and Mbale District to the west. The district headquarters at Manafwa are located approximately 27 kilometres (17 mi), by road, south-east of Mbale, the largest city of in the sub-region.[1]


Manafwa District was created in 2005. Previously, it was part of Mbale District, together with Sironko District. The total surface area of the district is estimated at 602.1 square kilometres (232.5 sq mi).[2] In 2006, the northern part of Manafwa District was carved off to form Bududa District.[3] It is made up of 1 county and 18 rural sub-counties, 4 town councils, 3 traditional divisions (Buwagogo, Bugobero and Butiru), 81 parishes and 862 villages.[2]


In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at 178,500. The 2002 census estimated the population at 262,600 inhabitants. In 2012, the population was estimated at 367,500.[4]

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  1. ^ "Distance Between Mbale And Manafwa With Map". Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Location & Size | Manafwa District". Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  3. ^ Wambedde, Willie Brens (5 May 2014). "Bududa: Shading off the Landslide Ghosts". ganda Red Cross Society. Archived from the original on 19 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Estimated Population of Manafwa District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Retrieved 19 May 2014.

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