Nakasongola District

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Nakasongola District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 01°18′N 32°30′E / 1.300°N 32.500°E / 1.300; 32.500Coordinates: 01°18′N 32°30′E / 1.300°N 32.500°E / 1.300; 32.500
Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
Capital Nakasongola
 • Total 3,737.6 km2 (1,443.1 sq mi)
 • Land 3,511.8 km2 (1,355.9 sq mi)
 • Water 225.8 km2 (87.2 sq mi)
Elevation 1,160 m (3,810 ft)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 156,500
 • Density 44.6/km2 (116/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Nakasongola District is a district in Central Uganda. The district is named after its 'chief town' of Nakasongola.


Nakasongola District is bordered by Apac District to the northwest, Amolatar District to the northeast, Kayunga District to the east, Luweero District to the south, Nakaseke District to the southwest and Masindi District to the northwest.[1] Nakasongola, the main municipal, administrative and commercial center of the district, is located approximately 140 kilometres (87 mi), by road, north of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in the country.[2] The coordinates of the district are:01 18N, 32 30E.


Nakasongola District was created in 1997. Prior to that it was part of Luweero District. The commission of inquiry into the local government system in 1987 recognized that Nakasongola was too far away from the administrative center of Luweero to be administered directly from there. Nakasongola suffered from relative neglect due to the distance from the then district headquarters. This became the basis for the creation of Nakasongola District in 1997. [3] The district covers 4,909 square kilometres (1,895 sq mi) of which 4.6% is permanent wetland. The district comprises three counties, namely:

  • Kyabujingo County - Kakooge, Kalongo and Kalungi sub-counties
  • Buluuli County - Lwampanga, Wabinyonyi sub-counties and Nakasongola Town Council
  • Budyebo County - Nakitoma, Nabiswera and Lwabiyata sub-counties


The 1991 national census put the district population at about 100,500. In 2002, the census that year estimated the population of the district at about 127,100 people, of whom 62,312 (49.7%) were females and 62,985 (50.3%) were males. The growth rate of the population in Uganda has averaged 3.2% during the first decade of the 2000s.[4] In 2012, the population of Nakasongola District was estimated at approximately 156,500.[5]


The main languages spoken in the district are Luganda and Luluuri. English is spoken in the major urban centers.

Economic activities[edit]

Agriculture is one of the major activities with emphasis on:

Food crops:

Cash crops:

Livestock is increasingly kept by many households, with emphasis on chicken, cattle and goats. Also pigs and sheep are domesticated. The majority of the farmers practice subsistence agriculture.

See also[edit]



  1. ^ Uganda District Map
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Kampala and Nakasongola With Map". Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Profile of Nakasongola District". Uganda Travel Guide. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Estimated Annual Population Growth Rate for Uganda". Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 8 May 3014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ "Estimated Population For Nakasongola District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Retrieved 8 May 2014. 

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