District location in Uganda
|• Land||1,411.9 km2 (545.1 sq mi)|
|• Density||228.1/km2 (591/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
Soroti District is bordered by Amuria District to the north, Katakwi District to the east, Ngora District to the southeast, Serere District to the south, and Kaberamaido District to the west. Soroti, the district headquarters is located approximately 116 kilometres (72 mi), by road, northwest of Mbale, the nearest large city.
Soroti District is part of Teso sub-region, which includes the following districts:
- Amuria District
- Bukedea District
- Kaberamaido District
- Katakwi District
- Kumi District
- Ngora District
- Serere District
- Soroti District
The national census of 1991 estimated the district population at about 113,900. Eleven years later, the 2002 national census put the district population at approximately 193,300 of whom 51.2% were female and 48.8% were male. In 2011, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics estimated the District population at about 322,000.
The district has one of the highest levels of poverty in the country. In February 2009, it was estimated that 53 percent of the population in the district (an estimated 124,300 people) live on less than US$1.00 per day. The two predominant ethnicities in the district are the Iteso and the Kumam. The main languages spoken in the district are Ateso, Kumam, and Swahili.
- Map Showing Mbale And Soroti With Distance Marker
- Uganda Population Size and Ethnic Proportions
- "Estimated Population of Soroti District In 2002, 2010 & 2011". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
- Kelly, Annie (9 February 2009). "Soroti District Named One of The Poorest In Uganda". The Guardian (UK). Retrieved 12 May 2014.
- "The Economy of Soroti District". Uganda Travel Guide. Retrieved 12 May 2014.