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Lamwo District

Lamwo District
District
Coordinates:
Country  Uganda
Region Northern Region of Uganda
Sub-region Acholi sub-region
Capital Lamwo
Area
 • Total 5,595.8 km2 (2,160.6 sq mi)
Elevation 1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 171,300
 • Density 30.6/km2 (79/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website .ug.go.lamwowww

Lamwo District is a district in the Northern Region of Uganda. The town of Lamwo is the site of the district headquarters.

Location

Lamwo District is bordered by South Sudan to the north, Kitgum District to the east and southeast, Pader District to the south, Gulu District to the southwest, and Amuru District to the west. The town of Lamwo is approximately 66 kilometres (41 mi), by road, northwest of Kitgum, the nearest large town.[1] This is approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi), by road, northeast of Gulu, the largest city in the Acholi sub-region.[2]

Overview

Lamwo District was established by Act of Parliament, and it became functional on 1 July 2009.[3] Before that, it was part of the Kitgum District. Lamwo District is part of the larger Acholi sub-region.[4]

Population

In 1991, the Uganda national population census estimated the district population at 71,030. The 2002 national census estimated the population at 115,300. The population grew at a calculated annual rate of 4.1 perent between 2002 and 2012. In 2012, the population was estimated at 171,300.[5]

See also

References

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External links

  • Lamwo District Information Portal
  • June 2010 Lamwo District Population By Parish
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