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Nwoya District

Nwoya District
Country  Uganda
Region Northern Uganda
Sub-region Acholi sub-region
Capital Nwoya
 • Total 4,736.2 km2 (1,828.7 sq mi)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 54,000
 • Density 11.4/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website .ug.go.nwoyawww

Nwoya District is a district in Northern Uganda. Like most districts in Uganda, it is named after its main municipal, administrative and commercial center, Nwoya, the location of the district headquarters.


Nwoya District is bordered by Amuru District to the north, Gulu District to the northeast, Oyam District to the east, Kiryandongo District to the southeast, Masindi District to the south and Buliisa District to the southwest. Nebbi District lies to the west of Nwoya District. Nwoya, the main political, administrative and commercial center in the district, is located approximately 44 kilometres (27 mi), by road, southwest of the city of Gulu, the largest metropolitan area in the sub-region.[1] This location is approximately 330 kilometres (210 mi), by road, north of the city of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest metropolitan area.[2] The coordinates of the district are:02 38N, 32 00E.


Nwoya District is one of the newest districts in Uganda. It was established by Act of Parliament and began functioning on 1 July 2010. Prior to that date, it was part of Amuru District. The district is part of the Acholi sub-region, together with: 1. Agago District 2. Amuru District 3. Gulu District 4. Kitgum District 5. Lamwo District and 6. Pader District.


In 1991, the district population was estimated at about 37,900. In 2002, the population of Nwoya District was recorded at 41,010. In 2012, the mid-year population of the district was estimated at 54,000.[3]

Economic activity

Prior to 2013, subsistence agriculture and livestock husbandry were the main economic activity in the district. More recently, crude oil deposits have been found and commercial extraction is being planned.[4][5]

See also


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External links

  • Total SA Discovers Oil In Uganda’s Nwoya District
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