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Lyantonde District

Lyantonde District
District
Coordinates:
Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
Capital Lyantonde
Area
 • Land 888.1 km2 (342.9 sq mi)
Elevation 1,260 m (4,130 ft)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 80,200
 • Density 90.3/km2 (234/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website .ug.go.lyantondewww

Lyantonde District is a district in southern Central Uganda. It is named after the 'chief town' of the district, Lyantonde, where the district headquarters are located.

Location

Lyantonde District is bordered by Sembabule District to the north and northeast, Lwengo District to the east, Rakai District to the south, and Kiruhura District to the west.[1] The 'chief town' of the district, Lyantonde, is located approximately 78 kilometres (48 mi), by road, west of the city of Masaka, the largest metropolitan area in the sub-region.[2] The coordinates of the district are: 00 25S, 31 10E.

History

The district is composed on one county, Kabula County. Prior to 2007, Kabula County was part of Rakai District. In 2007, the county was split off of Rakai District and given autonomous district status.

Population

In 1991, the national population census estimated the population of the district at about 53,100. During the next census in 2002, the population of Lyantonde District was estimated at about 66,000 with an annual population growth rate of 1.9%. In 2012 the district population was estimated at about 80,200.[3] The table below depicts the progressive increase in the district population during the first decade of the 21st century. All figures are estimates.

Economic activities

Agriculture being the major source of livelihood for the population in Lyantonde District. A variety of crops are grown in the district, both for subsistence and economic purposes. The crops grown include:

Cattle are the main livestock kept by farmers in Lyantonde. It is estimated that there are 83,700 of cattle in the District. Other animals that are raised include goats, sheep, pigs and poultry.

Community health

The district has a heavy disease burden. The most prevalent challenges include:

See also

References

  1. ^ Uganda District Map
  2. ^ "Map Showing Masaka And Lyantonde With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Estimated Population of Lyantonde District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Mednick, Sam (8 April 2014). "Meeting The Truck Stop Prostitutes of Uganda's HIV Capital". Vice.com. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Site, Administrator (25 February 2013). "Lyantonde District PLHAs Forum: About Us". Lyantonde District PLHAs Forum. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 

External links

  • Lyantonde District Has One Hospital
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