Tororo District

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For Tororo Town, see Tororo.
Tororo District
Sukulu complex
Sukulu complex
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°45′N 34°05′E / 0.750°N 34.083°E / 0.750; 34.083Coordinates: 00°45′N 34°05′E / 0.750°N 34.083°E / 0.750; 34.083
Country  Uganda
Region Eastern Uganda
Capital Tororo
 • Land 1,196.4 km2 (461.9 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 487,900
 • Density 407.8/km2 (1,056/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Tororo District is a district in Eastern Uganda. Like most other Ugandan districts, it is named after its "chief town", Tororo.


Tororo District is bordered by Mbale District to the north, Manafwa District to the northeast, the Republic of Kenya to the east, Busia District to the south, Bugiri District to the southwest and Butaleja District to the northwest.[1] Tororo, the largest town in the district and the location of the district headquarters, sits approximately 230 kilometres (140 mi), east of Kampala, the capital and largest city in that country.[2]


In 1991, the national population census estimated the population of the district at about 285,300. The 2002 national census estimated the population of Tororo District at approximately 379,400, with an annual population growth rate of approximately 2.7%. In 2012, the mid-year population of the district was estimated at about 487,900.[3] The table below illustrates the population growth estimates for the district during the first decade of the 21st century. See table below:

Tororo District Population Trends
Year Est. Pop.
2002 379,400
2003 389,650
2004 400,200
2005 411,000
Year Est. Pop.
2006 422,100
2007 433,500
2008 445,200
2009 457,200
Year Est. Pop.
2010 469,500
2011 482,200

There is a good mix of ethnicities in the district including the Jopadhola, Iteso, Samia, Bagwere and Banyoli. Languages spoken correlate to the ethnicities of the population, including Dhopadhola, Lusamia, Ateso, Lugwere and Lunyoli. In the urban centers, English, Swahili and Luganda may be spoken and/or understood.

Economic activities[edit]

Agriculture is the backbone of the district economy. Most of the district produce is consumed locally or sold in the urban areas within the district. Crops grown include the following:[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Uganda District Map
  2. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Tororo With Distance Marker". Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Estimated Population of Tororo District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Profile of Tororo District". Uganda Travel Guide. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 

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