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Bulambuli District

Bulambuli District
District
Coordinates:
Country  Uganda
Region Eastern Region, Uganda
Sub-division Bugisu sub-region
Capital Bulambuli
Area
 • Land 651.8 km2 (251.7 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 125,400
 • Density 192.4/km2 (498/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website .ug.go.bulambuliwww

Bulambuli District is a district in Eastern Uganda. The district is named after 'chief town', Bulambuli, where the district headquarters are located.

Contents

  • Location 1
  • Overview 2
  • Population 3
  • Economic activities 4
  • Prominent people 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Location

Bulambuli District is bordered by Nakapiripirit District to the north, Kapchorwa District to the east, Sironko District to the south and Bukedea District to the west.[1] Bulambuli, the district headquarters, is located approximately 32 kilometres (20 mi), by road, northeast of Mbale, the largest city in the sub-region.[2] The coordinates of the district are:01 22N, 34 09E.

Overview

Bulambuli District was created by Act of the Ugandan Parliament, in 2009, and became operational on 1 July 2010. Prior to that, the district was part of Sironko District. The terrain in the southern part of the district is mountainous and is prone to flash flooding.[3] The northern part of the district, closer to Nakapiripirit District, is more dry and is prone to clean water shortages.[4]

Population

In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at about 64,600. The next national census in 2002 estimated the population of the district at about 97,300. In 2012, the population of Bulambuli District was estimated at approximately 125,400.[5]

Economic activities

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

Prominent people

Some of the prominent people from the district include the following:

  • Engineer Irene Nafuna Muloni - Electrical engineer, businesswoman and politician. Current Minister of oil, energy and minerals in Uganda's cabinet. Member of Parliament for Bulambuli District Women's Representative in Uganda's 9th parliament (2011 - 2016).

See also

References

External links

  • Map of Bulambuli District Map At Maplandia.com
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