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Kyenjojo District

Kyenjojo District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Country  Uganda
Region Western Region of Uganda
Sub-region Toro sub-region
Capital Kyenjojo
 • Land 2,350.1 km2 (907.4 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 383,600
 • Density 163.2/km2 (423/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website .ug.go.kyenjojowww

Kyenjojo District is a district in the Western Region of Uganda. Kyenjojo town is the site of the district headquarters.


  • Location 1
  • Overview 2
  • Population 3
  • Economic activities 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Kyenjojo District is bordered by Kibale District to the north, Kyegegwa District to the east, Kamwenge District to the south, and Kabarole District to the west. The district headquarters at Kyenjojo are approximately 274 kilometres (170 mi), by road, west of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[1] The coordinates of the district are 00 37N, 30 37E.


Kyenjojo District was created in 2000. It is divided into two counties: Mwenge North and Mwenge South. Kyenjojo means: "the place where elephants live"; it is derived from the Rutooro word "enjojo", (elephant)(s). Like in most Ugandan Bantu languages, "Mwenge" means "banana beer". Mwenge county is famous for its banana beer production.

The district is part of Toro sub-region, which is coterminus with the Kingdom of Toro, one of the ancient traditional monarchies in Uganda.


The 1991 national census estimated the district population at about 182,000. The next national census, in 2002, estimated the population at 266,250. In 2012, the population was estimated at 383,600.[2]

Economic activities

Agriculture is the main economic activity in the district. The major crops grown include:


  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Kampala And Kyenjojo With Map". Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Estimated Population of Kyenjojo District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Retrieved 15 May 2014. 

External links

  • The Evolution of Ugandan Districts
  • Kyenjonjo District: Home of Elephants, Chimps
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