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Bukedea District

Bukedea District
District
Coordinates:
Country  Uganda
Region Eastern Uganda
Sub-region Teso sub-region
Capital Bukedea
Area
 • Land 1,051.7 km2 (406.1 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 186,400
 • Density 177.2/km2 (459/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website bukedea.go.ug

Bukedea District is a district in Eastern Uganda. It's named after its 'chief town', Bukedea, where the district headquarters are located.

Location

Bukedea District is bordered by Kumi District to the west and north, Bulambuli District to the east, Sironko District and Mbale District to the southeast, and Pallisa District to the south.[1] The district headquarters at Bukedea are located approximately 79 kilometres (49 mi), by road, southeast of Soroti, the largest city in Teso sub-region.[2] The coordinates of the district are:01 21N, 34 03E.

Overview

Bukedea District was created by Act of the Ugandan Parliament, in 2006 and became operational on 1 July 2007. Prior to that the district was part of Kumi District. Bukedea District, together with Amuria District, Kaberamaido District, Katakwi District, Kumi District and Soroti District is part of the Teso sub-region, home to an estimated 2.5 million people of Iteso and Kumam ethnicities.

Population

In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at about 75,300. The national census in 2002 estimated the population of the district at about 122,400. The annual population growth rate in the district was calculated at 4.4%. In 2012, the population of Bukedea District was estimated at approximately 186,400.[3]

The table below illustrates the growth of the district population between 2002 and 2012. All numbers are estimates. The next national population census in Uganda is planned for August 2014.[4]

Economic activities

Subsistence agriculture and animal husbandry are the two main economic activities in the district. Crops grown include:

Famous people

The following are some of the famous people, who are native to the district:

See also

References

  1. ^ Uganda District Map
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Soroti And Bukedea With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Estimated Population of Bukedea District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Ninsiima, Racheal (14 July 2013). "Uganda Census Planned for 2014".  

External links

  • Bukedea District Boss Accuses NRM of Abandoning Ideologies
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