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Kibaale District

Kibaale District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Country  Uganda
Region Western Region of Uganda
Sub-region Bunyoro sub-region
Capital Kibaale
 • Total 5,100.8 km2 (1,969.4 sq mi)
 • Land 4,245.8 km2 (1,639.3 sq mi)
 • Water 855 km2 (330 sq mi)
Elevation 1,130 m (3,710 ft)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 681,300
 • Density 160.5/km2 (416/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website .ug.go.kibaalewww

Kibaale District, sometimes spelled as Kibale District, is a district in the Western Region of Uganda. The district headquarters are located in the town of Kibaale.


  • Location 1
  • Overview 2
  • History 3
  • Ebola outbreak 4
  • Population 5
  • Ethnicities 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


Kibaale District is bordered by Hoima District to the north, Kyankwanzi District to the northeast, Mubende District to the east, Kyegegwa District to the southeast, Kyenjojo District and Kabarole District to the southwest, and Ntoroko District to the west. The district headquarters at Kibaale are approximately 219 kilometres (136 mi), by road, west of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[1] The coordinates of the district are 00 58N, 30 59E.


The largest town in the district is Kagadi, in Buyaga County, followed by Karuguuza in Buyanja County. A main trunk road was built in 1997, the result of co-operation between the governments of Uganda and Ireland. The road connects the towns of Mubende, Kakumiro, Kibaale, and Kagadi.

The Ugandan government has plans to split the district into three smaller districts. Those plans, however, are on hold because of funding constraints.[2][3]


Kibaale District is part of the Kingdom of Bunyoro, one of the traditional monarchies in Uganda. The kingdom is coterminus with the Bunyoro sub-region.

Kibaale District is part of an area known as the "Lost Counties”. The 1900 Uganda Agreement defined the boundaries of the Buganda Kingdom, including the important areas of Bunyoro south and east of the Kafu River.[4] The “Lost Counties” were included as a sub-national territorial element of Buganda. The administration of the Lost Counties as well as Bunyoro itself was modelled on the Buganda political system and under the leadership of Baganda chiefs.

Ebola outbreak

In July 2012, an outbreak of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent experts to tackle the outbreak.[5][6][7]


The 1991 national population census estimated the district population at 220,300. In 2002, the national census put the population at 405,900. The annual population growth rate of the district was estimated at 5.4 percent. It has been estimated that the population in 2012 was 681,300.[8]


According to the 2002 national census, about 60 percent of the population are Catholics, 30 percent belong to the Church of Uganda, and 3 percent are Muslims. The district, like most of the Western Region, is a predominantly rural area, with an average population density of around 145 square kilometres (56 sq mi). Only about 1 percent of the inhabitants live in urban settlements. Kibaale District has the highest fertility rate in Uganda (8.2)[9]

See also


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  7. ^ Ebola in Uganda - update accessed=18 August 2012 World Heath Organization
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External links

  • Eleven New Sub-counties for Kibaale District
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