Mubende District

Coordinates: 00°36′N 31°24′E / 0.600°N 31.400°E / 0.600; 31.400
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Mubende District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°36′N 31°24′E / 0.600°N 31.400°E / 0.600; 31.400
Country Uganda
RegionCentral Uganda
 • Land4,620.2 km2 (1,783.9 sq mi)
1,300 m (4,300 ft)
 (2012 Estimate)
 • Total610,600
 • Density132.2/km2 (342/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

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 and reduced again in 2019 with the creation of Kassanda District.


Mubende District is bordered by Kyankwanzi District to the north, Kiboga District and Kassanda 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 comprises three counties, namely Buwekula, Kassanda and Kasambya. The district has eighteen sub-counties and one town council which include:[3] Kassanda is no longer among its counties. It has been confirmed to be an independent district.[4]

  1. Bagezza
  2. Bukuya
  3. Butoloogo
  4. Kalwana
  5. Kasambya
  6. Kassanda
  7. Kibalinga
  8. Kiganda
  9. Kigando
  10. Kitenga
  11. Kitumbi
  12. Kiyuni
  13. Madudu
  14. Makokoto
  15. Mannyogaseka
  16. Mubende Town Council
  17. Myanzi
  18. Nabingoola
  19. Naluntuntu


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.[5][6]

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. ^ (PDF). Local Government Budget Framework Pape Retrieved 17 March 2018. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Overview | Kasanda District LG". Retrieved 2022-03-03.
  5. ^ "Estimated Population of Mubende District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". City Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  6. ^ "The Demographics of Mubende District". Kassanda Cornerstone Foundation. Archived from the original on 6 October 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2014.

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