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Butambala District

Butambala
District
Coordinates:
Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
Capital Gombe
Area
 • Land 405.6 km2 (156.6 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 99,400
 • Density 245.1/km2 (635/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website .ug.go.butambalawww

Butambala District is a district in Central Uganda. It is one of the new districts in Uganda created in the 2000s.

Location

Butambala District is bordered by Gomba District to the west and northwest, Mityana District to the northeast, Mpigi District to the east and south and Kalungu District to the southwest. The district headquarters at Gombe, are located approximately 31 kilometres (19 mi), by road, west of the town of Mpigi, the largest metropolitan area in the sub-region.[1] This location is approximately 68 kilometres (42 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[2]

History

Butambala District is one of the newest districts in Uganda. Created by act of parliament, the district became operational on 1 July 2010, having been split off of Mpigi District, together with neighboring Gomba District. Prior to becoming a full-fledged district, Butambala was Butambala County, one of the eighteen counties that constitute the Kingdom of Buganda.[3]

Population

The national population census in 1991 estimated the district population at about 74,100. In 2002, the census that year put the population of the district at about 86,800. In 2012 the population of Butambala District was estimated at about 99,400.[4][5]

Economic activity

Subsistence agriculture and small-scale animal husbandry are the backbone of Butambala District's economy. The main food crops are:[6]

Domesticated livestock includes (a) cattle (b) sheep (c) goats and (d) pigs. Indigenous breeds dominate most livestock in the district.

See also

References

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External links

  • Butambala District
  • Butambala District Has One Hospital
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