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Maracha District

Maracha District
District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda

Coordinates: 03°17′N 30°56′E / 3.283°N 30.933°E / 3.283; 30.933

Country  Uganda
Region Northern Uganda
Sub-region West Nile sub-region
Capital Maracha
Population (2010 Estimate)
 • Total 191,900
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website Homepage

Maracha District is a district in Northern Uganda. It was formed in 2006 from Arua District. Initially the county of Terego was also removed from Arua District, to be part of the new district (Maracha-Terego District).[1] However, after nearly five years of disagreements between Maracha and Terego counties, Terego County opted to return to Arua District and Maracha County went on to form the new district on its own.[2]

Location

The district is bordered by Koboko District to the north, Yumbe District to the northeast, Arua District to the east and south. The Democratic Republic of the Congo lies to the west of Maracha District.[3] The town of Maracha, in Maracha District, is located approximately 35 kilometres (22 mi), by road, north of Arua, the largest town in the sub-region.[4] The coordinates of the district are:03 17N, 30 56E. (Latitude:3.28750; Longitude:30.94000). The District consists of one county, Maracha County, with headquarters at Maracha.

Population

The 2002 national census estimated the district population at about 145,700, with an annual population growth rate of 3.5%. It is estimated that in 2010, the district population was approximately 413,500. See table below:

Maracha District Population Trends
Year Estimated Population
2002 145,700
2003 150,800
2004 156,100
2005 161,500
2006 167,200
2007 173,000
2008 179,100
2009 185,400
2010 191,900

Economic activities

Agriculture is the backbone of Arua District's economy. Crops raised include

In addition to crops, the following fauna is reared for food at home and for sale in the towns:

External links

  • District Internet Portal
  • Districts of Uganda at Statoids.com
  • Political leaders continue to bicker about the New District

See also

References

Coordinates: 03°17′N 30°56′E / 3.283°N 30.933°E / 3.283; 30.933

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