Otuke District

Coordinates: 02°30′N 33°30′E / 2.500°N 33.500°E / 2.500; 33.500
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Otuke District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 02°30′N 33°30′E / 2.500°N 33.500°E / 2.500; 33.500
Country Uganda
RegionNorthern Uganda
Sub-regionLango sub-region
Otuke1 July 2009
 • Total1,549.8 km2 (598.4 sq mi)
1,200 m (3,900 ft)
 (2012 est.)
 • Total86,000
 • Density55.5/km2 (144/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Otuke District is a district in Northern Uganda. Like many other Ugandan districts, Otuke district is named after its 'chief town', Otuke, where the district headquarters are located.


Otuke District is bordered by Agago District to the north, Abim District to the northeast, Napak District to the east, Amuria District to the southeast, Alebtong District to the south, Lira District to the southwest and Pader District to the northwest. Otuke, where the district headquarters are located, lies approximately 66 kilometres (41 mi), by road, east of Lira, the largest city in the sub-region.[1] The coordinates of the district are:02 30N, 33 30E (Latitude:2.5000; Longitude:33.5000).


Otuke District was carved out of Lira District effective 1 July 2009.[2] The district is administered by the Otuke District Administration, with its headquarters at Otuke. Otuke is among the nine districts that make up Lango sub-region, which consists of the districts listed below. Lango sub-region was home to an estimated 1.5 million Langi, in 2002, according to the national census conducted that year.


In 1991, the district population was estimated at about 43,500. The 2002 national census estimated the population of the district at approximately 62,000. In 2012, the population of Otuke District was estimated at 86,000.[3]

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  1. ^ "Approximate Distance Between Lira And Otuke With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  2. ^ Vision Reporters (22 April 2010). "Government Names 14 New Districts". New Vision. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Estimated Population of Otuke District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 22 May 2014.

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