Ntoroko District

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Ntoroko District
District
Coordinates: 01°06′N 30°24′E / 1.100°N 30.400°E / 1.100; 30.400Coordinates: 01°06′N 30°24′E / 1.100°N 30.400°E / 1.100; 30.400
Country  Uganda
Region Western Region
Sub-region Rwenzori sub-region
Capital Ntoroko
Area
 • Total 1,253.8 km2 (484.1 sq mi)
Elevation 640 m (2,100 ft)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 84,100
 • Density 67.1/km2 (174/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website www.ntoroko.go.ug

Ntoroko District is a district in the Western Region of Uganda. The district headquarters are in the Kibuuku town council.

Location[edit]

Ntoroko District is one of the two Ugandan districts west of the Rwenzori Mountains, the other being Bundibugyo District. The Ntoroko District is bordered by the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west and north, Hoima District to the north-east, Kibaale District to the east, Kabarole District to the south, and Bundibugyo District to the south-west. The town of Ntoroko is approximately 132 kilometres (82 mi), by road, north-east of Kasese, the largest town in the Rwenzururu sub-region[1] This location is approximately 300 kilometres (190 mi), by road, west of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.[2] The coordinates of the district are 01 06N, 30 24E.[citation needed]

Overview[edit]

The Ntoroko District was created by the Ugandan Parliament and became operational on 1 July 2010. Before that, the district was part of the Bundibugyo District.[3] The district is part of the Rwenzururu sub-region, which is coterminous with the Rwenzururu Kingdom.[citation needed]

Population[edit]

In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at 24,300. The national census in 2002 estimated the population at 51,100. In 2012, the population was estimated at 84,100.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Distance Between Kasese And Ntoroko With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Ntoroko With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Cyprian Musoke, Milton Olupot and Mary Karugaba (22 April 2010). "Government Names 14 New Districts". New Vision. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Estimated Population of Ntoroko District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 

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