Nwoya District

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Nwoya 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
RegionNorthern Uganda
Sub-regionAcholi sub-region
 • Total4,736.2 km2 (1,828.7 sq mi)
 (2012 Estimate)
 • Total54,000
 • Density11.4/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

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.


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]


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.


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]


  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. ^ "Total Discovers Oil In Uganda's Nwoya District". Oil Review Africa. 21 January 2013. 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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