Nwoya District

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Nwoya District
District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 02°38′N 32°00′E / 2.633°N 32.000°E / 2.633; 32.000Coordinates: 02°38′N 32°00′E / 2.633°N 32.000°E / 2.633; 32.000
Country  Uganda
Region Northern Uganda
Sub-region Acholi sub-region
Capital Nwoya
Area
 • Total 4,736.2 km2 (1,828.7 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 54,000
 • Density 11.4/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+3 (EAT)
Website www.nwoya.go.ug

Nwoya District is a district in Northern Uganda. Like most districts in Uganda, it is named after its main municipal, administrative and commercial center, Nwoya, the location of the district headquarters.

Location[edit]

Nwoya District is bordered by Amuru District to the north, Gulu District to the north-east, Oyam District to the east, Kiryandongo District to the south-east, Masindi District to the south, and Buliisa District to the south-west. Nwoya, the main political, administrative and commercial center in the district, is approximately 44 kilometres (27 mi), by road, south-west of the city of Gulu, the largest metropolitan area in the sub-region.[1] This location is approximately 330 kilometres (210 mi), by road, north of the city of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest metropolitan area.[2].

Overview[edit]

Nwoya District is one of the newest districts in Uganda. It was established by Act of Parliament and began functioning on 1 July 2010. Prior to that date, it was part of Amuru District. The district is part of the Acholi sub-region.

Population[edit]

In 1991, the district population was estimated at 37,900. In 2002, the population was recorded at 41,010. In 2012, the mid-year population was estimated at 54,000.[3]

Economic activity[edit]

Prior to 2013, subsistence agriculture and livestock husbandry were the main economic activity in the district. More recently, crude oil deposits have been found and commercial extraction is being planned.[4][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Gulu And Nwoya With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Nwoya With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Estimated Population of Nwoya District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  4. ^ ., . (21 January 2013). "Total Discovers Oil In Uganda's Nwoya District". Oil Review Africa. Retrieved 22 May 2014. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Imaka, Isaac (2 June 2014). "Oil Finding Fuels Clashes". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

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