District location in Uganda
|Elevation||1,300 m (4,300 ft)|
|Population (2010 Estimate)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
The district is bordered by Napak District to the north, Moroto District to the northeast, Amudat District to the east, Kween District to the southeast, Bulambuli District to the southwest, Kumi District to the west and Katakwi District to the northwest. Nakapiripirit, the main municipal, administrative and commercial center in the district, lies approximately 125 kilometres (78 mi), by road, northeast of Mbale, the nearest large town. The coordinates of the district are:01 55N, 34 40E.
The 2002 national census estimated the population of the district, as constituted after July 2010, at about 90,920, with an estimated annual population growth rate of 2%. It is estimated that in 2010, the population of Nakapiripirit District was about 106,600. See table below:
|Nakapiripirit District Population Trends|
The majority of the population are Karamojong and the language spoken is the Karamojong Language.
The main activity in the district is animal husbandry and the majority of the population are pastoralists. However in some areas, especially in the south, some agricultural activity takes place.