Namutumba District

Namutumba District
—  District  —
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°21′N 33°03′E / 0.35°N 33.05°E / 0.35; 33.05
Country  Uganda
Region Eastern Uganda
Sub-region Busoga sub-region
Capital Namutumba
Population (2010 Estimate)
 - Total 249,900
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website Homepage

Namutumba District, sometimes referred to as Busiki District[1] is a district in Eastern Uganda. It's named after its 'chief town', Namutumba, where the district headquarters are located.

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Location

Namutumba District is bordered by Pallisa District to the north, Kibuku District to the northeast, Butaleja District to the southeast, Bugiri District to the south, Iganga District to the southwest and Kaliro District to the northwest.[2] The district headquarters at Namutumba are located approximately 88 kilometres (55 mi), by road, northwest of Jinja, the largest city in the sub-region. The coordinates of the district are:00 51N, 33 41E.

Overview

Namutumba District was created by Act of the Ugandan Parliament in 2005 and became operational on 1 July 2006. Prior to that the district was part of Iganga District and was known as Busiki County.[3] Namutumba District is part of Busoga sub-region. The districts that constitute the sub-region include the following:

According to the 2002 national census, the Busoga sub-region was home to an estimated 2.5 million people at that time.[4]

Namutumba District is divided into the following administrative divisions:

  • Bulange Sub-county
  • Ivukula Sub-county
  • Kibaale Sub-county
  • Magada Sub-county
  • Namutumba Sub-county
  • Namutumba Town Council
  • Nsinze Sub-county

Population

The national census in 2002 estimated the population of the district at about 169,200.[5] The annual population growth rate in the district is estimated at about 5%. It is estimated that the population of Namutumba District in 2010 was approximately 249,900. See table below:

Namutumba District Population Trends
Year Estimated Population
2002 169,200
2003 177,600
2004 186,500
2005 195,800%
2006 205,600
2007 215,900
2008 226,700
2009 238,000
2010 249,900

Economic activities

Subsistence agriculture and animal husbandry are the two main economic activities in the district.

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References

Coordinates: 00°21′N 33°03′E / 0.35°N 33.05°E / 0.35; 33.05


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