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Isingiro District

Isingiro District
Country  Uganda
Region Western Uganda
Sub-region Ankole sub-region
Capital Isingiro
 • Total 2,655.6 km2 (1,025.3 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 420,200
 • Density 158.2/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website .ug.go.isingirowww

Isingiro District is a district in Western Uganda. Like most Ugandan districts, it is named after its main municipal, administrative and commercial center of Isingiro, the location of the district headquarters.


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


Isingiro District is bordered by Kiruhura District to the north, Rakai District to the east, the Republic of Tanzania to the south, Ntungamo District to the west, and Mbarara District to the northwest.[1] Isingiro, the 'chief town' of the district, is located approximately 35 kilometres (22 mi), by road, southeast of the city of Mbarara, the main metropolitan area in Ankole sub-region.[2] The coordinates of the district are:00 50S, 30 50E.


The 1991 national population census estimated the population of the district at about 226,400. In 2002, the population of Isingiro District was recorded at approximately 316,000 with a population growth rate of approximately 3.0% annually. It is estimated that in 2012, the district population was about 420,200.[3] The table below illustrates the trajectory of population growth in the district during the first decade of the 21st century. All figures are estimates.

Economic activities

Agriculture is the mainstay of the district economy of Isingiro District. Crops grown include:

Prominent people

Prominent people from the district include following:

See also


  1. ^ Uganda District Map
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Mbarara And Isingiro With Map". Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Estimated Population of Isingiro District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Retrieved 21 May 2014. 

External links

  • Isingiro District Head Office Works Begin
  • Isingiro Leaders Protest NEMA Evictions from Lakeside
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