Maracha District

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Maracha District
District
Coordinates: 03°17′00″N 30°56′00″E / 3.28333°N 30.93333°E / 3.28333; 30.93333Coordinates: 03°17′00″N 30°56′00″E / 3.28333°N 30.93333°E / 3.28333; 30.93333
Country  Uganda
Region Northern Region
Sub-region West Nile sub-region
Capital Maracha Town
Area
 • Land 1,572.2 km2 (607.0 sq mi)
Population (2014 Census)
 • Total 186,134[1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website www.maracha.go.ug

Maracha District is a district in the West Nile sub-region, in the Northern Region of Uganda. It was formed in 2006 from Arua District.

History[edit]

Initially, the counties of Maracha and Terego were removed from Arua District to form a new, single district, which was also known as Maracha–Terego District or Nyadri District.[2][3] From the district's inception, where to locate its headquarters had been a contentious issue.[4] In February 2007, one group of elected officials from the district asked a court to block the location of the new district headquarters in an opposing location.[5][6] After nearly five years of disagreement, Terego County opted to return to Arua District and Maracha County went on to form the new district on its own.[7]

Location[edit]

The district is bordered by Koboko District to the north, Yumbe District to the north-east, and Arua District to the east and south. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is west of Maracha District. Maracha Town is approximately 39 kilometres (24 mi), by road, north of Arua, the largest town in the sub-region.[8] The coordinates of the district are 03 17N, 30 56E. (Latitude:3.28750; Longitude:30.94000).[9]

Population[edit]

In 1991, the national population census estimated the population of the district at 107,600. The 2002 national census estimated the population at 145,700. In 2014, the national population census enumerated the population at 186,134.[1]

Economy[edit]

Crops raised include:

In addition to crops, the following animals are reared for food at home and for sale in the towns: African goats, bees for honey, Boer goats, chicken for eggs and meat, fish, and pigs.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Uganda Bureau of Statistics (27 August 2014). "Population of Maracha District In 1991, 2002 and 2014". Citypopulaton.de. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Districts of Uganda". Statoids. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Maseruka, Josephine (3 September 2006). "Terego, Maracha Workers Miss Pay". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Elected officials Bicker About District Headquarters[dead link]
  5. ^ The Battle for District Headquarters Goes to Court[dead link]
  6. ^ Bekunda, Catherine; Tebajjukira, Madinah (20 November 2009). "MPs clash over Maracha-Terego district". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  7. ^ Mugabi, Frank (20 June 2010). "Maracha district elects interim council". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  8. ^ GFC (13 June 2016). "Distance between Maracha, Northern Region, Uganda and Arua, Northern Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  9. ^ Google (13 June 2016). "Location of Maracha District, Northern Region, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 

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