Maracha District

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Maracha District
Coordinates: 03°17′N 30°56′E / 3.283°N 30.933°E / 3.283; 30.933Coordinates: 03°17′N 30°56′E / 3.283°N 30.933°E / 3.283; 30.933
Country  Uganda
Region Northern Uganda
Sub-region West Nile sub-region
Capital Maracha
 • Land 1,572.2 km2 (607.0 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 199,300
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Maracha District is a district in Northern Uganda. It was formed in 2006 from Arua District. Initially the county of Terego was also removed from Arua District, to be part of the new district (Maracha-Terego District).[1] However, after nearly five years of disagreements between Maracha and Terego counties, Terego County opted to return to Arua District and Maracha County went on to form the new district on its own.[2]


The district is bordered by Koboko District to the north, Yumbe District to the northeast, Arua District to the east and south. The Democratic Republic of the Congo lies to the west of Maracha District.[3] The town of Maracha, in Maracha District, is located approximately 35 kilometres (22 mi), by road, north of Arua, the largest town in the sub-region.[4] The coordinates of the district are:03 17N, 30 56E. (Latitude:3.28750; Longitude:30.94000). The District consists of one county, Maracha County, with headquarters at Maracha.


In 1991, the national population census estimated the population of the district at about 107,600. The 2002 national census estimated the district population at about 145,700. The annual population growth rate in the district between 2002 and 2012 has been determined to be 3.3%. It is estimated that in 2012, the district population was approximately 199,300.[5] The table below shows the growth of the district population between 2002 and 2012. All figures are estimates.

Maracha District Population Trends
Year Est. Pop.
2002 145,700
2003 150,400
2004 155,300
2005 160,300
Year Est. Pop.
2006 165,500
2007 170,900
2008 176,500
2009 182,200
Year Est. Pop.
2010 188,100
2011 194,200

Economic activities[edit]

Agriculture is the backbone of Maracha District's economy. Crops raised include:

In addition to crops, the following fauna is reared for food at home and for sale in the towns: 1. African goats 2. Bees for honey 3. Boer goats 4. Chicken for eggs and meat 5. Fish and 6. Pigs.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Maseruka, Josephine (3 September 2006). "Terego, Maracha Workers Miss Pay". New Vision. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Mugabi, Frank (20 June 2010). "Uganda: Maracha District Elects Interim Council". New Vision via Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Uganda District Map
  4. ^ "Road Distance Between Arua And Maracha With Map". Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Estimated Population of Maracha District In 1991, 2002 and 2012". Retrieved 23 May 2014. 

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