Nakasongola District

Nakasongola District
—  District  —
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 01°18′N 32°30′E / 1.3°N 32.5°E / 1.3; 32.5
Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
Capital Nakasongola
Area
 - Total 4,909 km2 (1,895.4 sq mi)
 - Land 4,683.2 km2 (1,808.2 sq mi)
 - Water 225.8 km2 (87.2 sq mi)
Elevation 1,160 m (3,806 ft)
Population (2010 Estimate)
 - Total 163,600
 - Density 34.9/km2 (90.4/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
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Nakasongola District is a district in Central Uganda. The district is named after its 'chief town' of Nakasongola.

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Location

Nakasongola District is bordered by Apac District to the northwest, Amolatar District to the northeast, Kayunga District to the east, Luweero District to the south, Nakaseke District to the southwest and Masindi District to the northwest.[1] Nakasongola, the main municipal, administrative and commercial center of the district, is located approximately 139 kilometres (86 mi), by road, north of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in the country.[2] The coordinates of the district are:01 18N, 32 30E.

Overview

Nakasongola District was created in 1997. Prior to that it was part of Luweero District. The commission of inquiry into the local government system in 1987 recognized that Nakasongola was too far away from the administrative center of Luweero to be administered directly from there. Nakasongola suffered from relative neglect due to the distance from the then district headquarters. This became the basis for the creation of Nakasongola District in 1997. [3] The district covers 4,909 square kilometres (1,895 sq mi) of which 4.6% is permanent wetland.[4] The district comprises three counties, namely:[5]

  • Kyabujingo County - Kakooge, Kalongo and Kalungi sub-counties
  • Buluuli County - Lwampanga, Wabinyonyi sub-counties and Nakasongola Town Council
  • Budyebo County - Nakitoma, Nabiswera and Lwabiyata sub-counties

Population

The 2002 national census estimated the population of the district at 127,100 people, of whom 62,312 (49.7%) were females and 62,985 (50.3%) were males. The growth rate of the population in Uganda has averaged 3.2% during the first decade of the 2000s.[6] Given those statistics, it is estimated that the population of Nakasongola District in 2010, was approximately 163,600. See table below:

Nakasongola District Population Trends
Year Estimated Population
2002 127,100
2003 131,200
2004 135,400
2005 139,700
2006 144,200
2007 148,800
2008 153,600
2009 158,500
2010 163,600

Language

The main languages spoken in the district are Luganda and Luluuri. English is spoken in the major urban centers.

Economic activities

Agriculture is one of the major activities with emphasis on food crops, including:

Cash crops include:

External links

See also

Photos

References

Coordinates: 01°18′N 32°30′E / 1.3°N 32.5°E / 1.3; 32.5


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