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Amuria District

Amuria District
Country  Uganda
Region Eastern Uganda
Sub-region Teso sub-region
Capital Amuria
 • Land 2,588.3 km2 (999.3 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 406,400
 • Density 157/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website .ug.go.amuriawww

Amuria District is a district in the Eastern Region of Uganda. The town of Amuria is the site of the district headquarters.


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


Amuria District is bordered by Otuke District to the north, Napak District to the northeast, Katakwi District to the east, Soroti District to the south, Kaberamaido District to the southwest, and Alebtong District to the west. The town of Amuria is located approximately 45 kilometres (28 mi), by road, north of Soroti, the largest town in the sub-region.[1]


The district is composed of two counties: Amuria and Kapelebyong.[2][3]


In 1991, the national population census estimated the population of the district at 69,400. The national census in 2002 estimated the population at 180,000. In 2012, the population was estimated at 406,400.[4]

Economic activities

The economy of Amuria District is based on two main activities: subsistence agriculture and animal husbandry. Over 90 percent of the population engage in either or both activities.

Prominent person

See also


  1. ^ "Distance Between Soroti And Amuria With Map". Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  2. ^ , accessed 3 August 2015StatoidsDistricts of Uganda,
  3. ^ , accessed 3 August 2015StatoidsCounties of Uganda,
  4. ^ "Estimated Population of Amuria District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Retrieved 16 May 2014. 

External links

  • Amuria District Residents Face Eviction Over Minerals Exploration
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