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Mitooma District

Mitooma District
Country  Uganda
Region Western Uganda
Sub-region Ankole sub-region
Capital Mitooma
 • Total 542.8 km2 (209.6 sq mi)
Elevation 1,600 m (5,200 ft)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 196,300
 • Density 361.6/km2 (937/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website .ug.go.mitoomawww

Mitooma District is a district in Western Uganda. It is named after its main municipal, administrative and commercial center, Mitooma.


Mitooma District is bordered by Bushenyi District to the north, Sheema District to the east, Ntungamo District to the south, and Rukungiri District to the west. Mitooma, where the district headquarters are located is located approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi), by road, southwest of Bushenyi, the nearest large town.[1] This location lies approximately 85 kilometres (53 mi), by road, west of Mbarara, the largest city in Ankole sub-region.[2] The coordinates of the district are:00 36S, 30 00E.


The district was created by Act of Parliament and became functional on 1 July 2010.[3] Prior to then, the district used to be Ruhinda County in Bushenyi District. Mitooma district is part of Ankole sub-region. The sub-region, which is coterminous with the Ankole Kingdom, comprises the following districts: 1. Buhweju District 2. Bushenyi District 3. Ibanda District 4. Isingiro District 5. Kiruhura District 6. Mitooma District 7. Ntungamo District 8. Rubirizi District and 9. Sheema District. The sub-region was home to an estimated 2.2 million people as of 2002, according to the national census conducted that year.


In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at about 134,300. In 2002, the national census estimated the population of the district at about 160,800. In 2012, the population of Mitooma District was estimated at approximately 196,300.[4]

Prominent people

See also


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External links

  • Mitooma District Information Portal
  • Satellite Map of Mitooma District at
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