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Kaliro District

Kaliro District
Country  Uganda
Region Eastern Region of Uganda
Sub-region Busoga sub-region
Capital Kaliro
 • Total 1,062.7 km2 (410.3 sq mi)
 • Land 868.7 km2 (335.4 sq mi)
 • Water 194 km2 (75 sq mi)
Elevation 1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 216,500
 • Density 249.2/km2 (645/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website .ug.go.kalirowww

Kaliro District is a district in the Eastern Region of Uganda. It was created out of the eastern part of Kamuli District in 2006. Kaliro is the site of the district headquarters.


  • Location 1
  • Overview 2
  • Population 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Kaliro District borders Serere District to the north, across Lake Nakuwa, one, of the lakes that comprise the Lake Kyoga water complex. Pallisa District lies to the northeast, Namutumba District to the southeast, Iganga District to the south, Luuka District to the southwest, and Buyende District to the northwest. The town of Kaliro is approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi), by road, north of Iganga, the nearest large town.[1] The coordinates of Kaliro District are:00 54N, 33 30E.


Administratively the district has one county with five sub-counties and one municipality, Kaliro. The total surface area of the district is approximately 1,062.7 square kilometres (410.3 sq mi), of which about 710 square kilometres (270 sq mi) (66.8 percent) is arable land. The district is part of the Busoga sub-region, home to an estimated 2.5 million people in 2002 according to the national census conducted that year.


In 1991, the national population census estimated the population of the district at 105,100. The 2002 Uganda national census put the population at approximately 154,700, of whom 49.5 percent were males and 50.5 percent were females. The annual population growth rate was calculated at 3.5%. In 2012, the population of Kaliro District was estimated at 216,500.[2] The Basoga are the main inhabitants of the district, and the dominant local language is Lusoga.

See also


  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Kaliro And Iganga With Map". Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Estimated Population of Kaliro District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Retrieved 18 May 2014. 

External links

  • Kaliro District Homepage
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