District location in Uganda
|• Land||602.1 km2 (232.5 sq mi)|
|• Density||610.4/km2 (1,581/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
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.
Manafwa District was created in 2005 and was part of Mbale District, together with Sironko District, before that. The total surface area of the district is estimated at 602.1 square kilometres (232.5 sq mi). In 2006, the northern part of Manafwa District was carved off to form Bududa District.
In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at 178,500. The national census of 2002 estimated the population at 262,600 inhabitants. In 2012, the population was estimated at 367,500.
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