Mubende District

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Mubende District
Mubende in August 2007
Mubende in August 2007
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°36′N 31°24′E / 0.600°N 31.400°E / 0.600; 31.400Coordinates: 00°36′N 31°24′E / 0.600°N 31.400°E / 0.600; 31.400
Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
Capital Mubende
 • Land 4,620.2 km2 (1,783.9 sq mi)
Elevation 1,300 m (4,300 ft)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 610,600
 • Density 132.2/km2 (342/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Mubende is a district in the Central Region of Uganda. The town of Mubende is the site of the district headquarters. The district was reduced in size in July 2005 with the creation of the Mityana District.


Mubende District is bordered by Kyankwanzi District to the north, Kiboga District to the northeast and Mityana District to the east. Gomba District and Sembabule District lie to the south, Kyegegwa District to the southwest and Kibaale District to the northwest of Mubende District.[1] Mubende, the district headquarters, is located approximately 172 kilometres (107 mi), by road, west of Kampala, the capital of Uganda, and the largest city in that country.[2] The coordinates of Mubende District are:00 36N, 31 24E.


The district covers an area of approximately 4,620 square kilometres (1,780 sq mi). It has fifteen lower local governments which include:[3]

  1. Bagezza
  2. Bukuya
  3. Butoloogo
  4. Kalwaana
  5. Kasambya
  6. Kassanda
  7. Kiganda
  8. Kigando
  9. Kitenga
  10. Kitumbi
  11. Kiyuuni
  12. Maduudu
  13. Mubende
  14. Mwezi Local
  15. Nabingoola


The 1991 population census estimated the district population at about 277,500. In 2002 the national census estimated the population of the district to be about 423,450 people of whom (50.3%) were males and (49.7%) were female, with an annual population growth rate of 3.6%. It is estimated that in 2012, the population of the district was about 610,600.[4][5]

Economic activity[edit]

The major economic activity in Mubende District is agriculture with emphasis on food crops like:

Cash crops grown in the district include:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Uganda District Map
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Kampala And Mubende With Map". Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "List of Local Councils In Mubende District". Kassanda Cornerstone Foundation. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Estimated Population of Mubende District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". City Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Demographics of Mubende District". Kassanda Cornerstone Foundation. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 

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