Ntungamo District

Coordinates: 00°53′S 30°16′E / 0.883°S 30.267°E / -0.883; 30.267
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Ntungamo District
Hot springs in Ntungamo District
Hot springs in Ntungamo District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°53′S 30°16′E / 0.883°S 30.267°E / -0.883; 30.267
Country Uganda
RegionWestern Uganda
Sub-regionAnkole sub-region
 • Total2,051 km2 (792 sq mi)
 • Water74.2 km2 (28.6 sq mi)
 (2012 Estimate)
 • Total480,100
 • Density234/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Area code034

Ntungamo District is a district in Western Uganda. Like most Ugandan districts, it is named after its 'chief town', Ntungamo, the location of the district headquarters. Ntungamo was elevated to a district on 5th May 1993.


In the past, Ntungamo District was part of the Ankole Kingdom, a traditional monarchy that dates back to the 18th century. The kingdom was abolished by Milton Obote in 1967. The current President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, and his wife, Janet Museveni, were born in the district.[1] The Ankole Kingdom is coterminous with Ankole sub-region, home to an estimated 2.2 million inhabitants in 2002, according to the national census conducted that year.[2]


Hilly green scenery on the Mbarara to Ntungamo road in Western Uganda

Ntungamo District is bordered to the north by Mitooma District, Sheema District and Rwampara District, going from west to east. Isingiro District lies to the east, the Republic of Rwanda to the south, Rukiga District to the southwest and Rukungiri District to the northwest.[3] The district headquarters at Ntungamo, are located about 66 kilometres (41 mi), by road, southwest of Mbarara, the largest city in Ankole sub-region.[4] The general coordinates of the district are: 00 53S, 30 16E. The district covers 2,051.4 square kilometres (792.0 sq mi) of which approximately 0.2% is open water, 3.4% is wetland and about 0.01% is forest.[citation needed]


In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at about 305,200. The national census of 2002 estimated the population of Ntungamo District at about 380,000, with an estimated annual population growth rate of 2.4%. It is estimated that in 2012, the population of the district was approximately 480,100.[5] Based on the Uganda Bureau of Statistics 2020 population projections, the current population now stands at 540,800. [6]

Tourism in Ntungamo District[edit]

Tourism in Ntungamo District is not well developed but there are several potential tourism sites, including: 1. Karegyeya Rock 2. Lake Nyabihoko 3. Uganda-Rwanda Border 4. Bird-watching in the wetlands and 5. Agricultural development projects. 6.Kyafola Hot Springs.

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Biography, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni". Towering K Museveni. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  3. ^ Uganda District Map
  4. ^ "Distance Between Mbarara And Ntungamo With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Estimated Population of Ntungamo District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  6. ^ Uganda Bureau of Statistics (2020). "Uganda Bureau of Statistics: Statistical Abstract" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  7. ^ "Ex-army court chairman Brig. Rwehururu dies". Daily Monitor. 27 February 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2022.

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