Districts of Uganda
Uganda is divided into 127 districts and the capital city of Kampala, which are grouped into four administrative regions. Since 2005, the Ugandan government has been in the process of dividing districts into smaller units; this decentralization is intended to prevent resources from being distributed to chief towns and leaving the remainder of each district neglected. Each district is further divided into counties and municipalities, each county is further divided into sub-counties; the head elected. Below are population figures from the 2014 census. In September 2015, the Ugandan Parliament created 23 new districts, to be phased in over the next four years: Regions of Uganda Uganda Local Governments Association ISO 3166-2 codes for Ugandan regions and districts Website of Ministry of Local Government Members of Parliament District Profile At Statoids.com Uganda Bureau of Statistics Uganda - UBOS Districts Shapefile
Regions of Uganda
The regions of Uganda are known as Central, Western and Northern. These four regions are in turn divided into districts. There were 56 districts in 2002, which expanded into 111 districts plus one city by 2010; the national government interacts directly with the districts, so regions do not have any definite role in administration. Under British rule before 1962, the regions were functional administrative units and were called provinces, headed by a Provincial Commissioner; the central region is the kingdom of Buganda, which had a semi-autonomous government headed by the Kabaka. The equivalent of the Provincial Commissioner for Buganda was called the Resident. At Uganda's 2002 census, the Central region contained 27 percent of the country's population, the Western region contained 26 percent, Eastern region 25 percent, the Northern region had 22 percent; the country's population density by region was 226 persons per square kilometre in the Eastern region, 176 per square kilometre in the Central region, 126 per square kilometre in the Western region, 65 per square kilometre in the Northern region.
In 2002 3 million people, or 12 percent of the country's population, lived in urban areas. The Central region had 54 percent of the urban population, the Northern region 17 percent, the Western region 14 percent, the Eastern region 13 percent. Counties of Uganda Sub-counties of Uganda Uganda Local Governments Association ISO 3166-2:UG
Buvuma District is a district in the Central Region of Uganda. The district is coterminous with the Buvuma Islands archipelago in Lake Victoria and does not have territory on mainland Uganda. Buvuma District is bordered by Jinja District to the north, Mayuge District to the east, Tanzania to the south, Buikwe District to the west and northwest. Kitamilo, the district headquarters, is 30 kilometres south of the city of Jinja, the nearest large metropolitan area. Buvuma District is made up of 52 scattered islands in the northern part of Lake Victoria; the largest island is called Buvuma, the name adopted by the new district, created by Act of Parliament on 1 July 2010. Before that, it was part of Mukono District. Administratively, the district is subdivided into nine administrative units: Bugaya Sub-county Busamuzi Sub-county Bweema Sub-county Nairambi Sub-county Buvuma Town Council Buwooya Sub-County Lwajje Sub-County Lubya Sub-county Lyabaana Sub-county In 1991, the national population census estimated the population of the district at 18,500.
During the 2002 national census, the population of Buvuma District was estimated at 42,500. In the 2014 National Population and Housing Census, the population stood at 89,890; the four main activities in the district are: Fishing Tourism Manufacture of charcoal. Subsistence agriculture is practiced by the inhabitants of the islands; the majority of the islanders depend a lot on fishing. Overfishing is a concern; the district has twenty-six gazetted forest reserves, although many are threatened by unregulated logging and burning to make charcoal. Little livestock farming is practiced in the district, with the majority of livestock consumed locally in the district. Districts of Uganda
Kampala is the capital and largest city of Uganda. The city is divided into five boroughs that oversee local planning: Kampala Central Division, Kawempe Division, Makindye Division, Nakawa Division, Rubaga Division. Surrounding Kampala is the growing Wakiso District, whose population more than doubled between 2002 and 2014 and as of 2014 Wakiso was reported to stand at over 2 million. Kampala was named the 13th fastest growing city on the planet, with an annual population growth rate of 4.03 percent, by City Mayors. Kampala has been ranked the best city to live in East Africa ahead of Nairobi and Kigali by Mercer, a global development consulting agency based in New York City. Before the arrival of the British colonists, the Kabaka of Buganda had chosen the zone that would become Kampala as a hunting reserve; the area, composed of rolling hills with grassy wetlands in the valleys, was home to several species of antelope impala. When the British arrived, they called it "Hills of the Impala"; the language of the Baganda, adopted many English words because of their interactions with the British.
The Baganda translated "Hill of the Impala" as Akasozi ke'Empala – "Kasozi" meaning "hill", "ke" meaning "of", "empala" the plural of "impala". In Luganda, the words "ka'mpala" mean "that it is of the impala", in reference to a hill, the single word "Kampala" was adopted as the name for the city that grew out of the Kabaka's hills"; the city grew as the capital of the Buganda kingdom, from which several buildings survive, including the Kasubi Tombs, the Lubiri Palace, the Buganda Parliament and the Buganda Court of Justice. In 1890, British colonial administrator Capt. Frederick Lugard constructed a forum along Mengo Hill within the city, which allowed for the British to occupy much of the territory controlled by the Baganda, including Kampala. In 1894, the British government established a protectorate within this territory, in 1896, the protectorate expanded to cover the Ankole, Toro Kingdom, Bunyoro kingdoms as well. In 1905, the British government formally declared the entire territory to be a British colony.
From that time until the independence of the country in 1962, the capital was relocated to Entebbe, although the city continued to be the primary economic and manufacturing location for Uganda. In 1922, the Makerere Technical Institute, now known as Makerere University, started as the first collegiate institution both within Kampala, within the British colonies on the east coast of Africa. Following the 1962 independence, Kabaka Edward Mutesa a Buganda king, became the became the first executive President of Uganda but over thrown by Milton Obote, the prime minister and became president of Uganda, held the position until 1971, when former sergeant Idi Amin deposed his government in a military coup. Idi Amin proceeded to expel all Indian residents living within Kampala, attacked the Jewish population living within the city. In 1978, he invaded the neighboring country of Tanzania, in turn, the government there started the Uganda–Tanzania War, which caused severe damage to the buildings of Kampala.
The city has since been rebuilt with new construction of hotels, shopping malls, educational institutions, hospitals and the improvement of war torn buildings and infrastructure. Traditionally, Kampala was known to be a city of seven hills, but over time it has been proven to have a lot more. Kampala has a tropical rainforest climate under the Köppen-Geiger climate classification system. A facet of Kampala's weather is. While the city does not have a true dry season month, it experiences heavier precipitation from August to December and from February to June. However, it's between February and June that Kampala sees heavier rainfall per month, with April seeing the heaviest amount of precipitation at an average of around 169 millimetres of rain. Kampala has been mentioned as a lightning-strike capital of the world; the main campus of Makerere University is in the Makerere Hill area of the city. Kampala hosts the headquarters of the East African Development Bank on Nakasero Hill and the Uganda Local Governments Association on Entebbe Road.
Kampala was built on seven hills, but as its size has increased, it has expanded to more hills than seven. The original seven hills are: The first hill in historical importance is Old Kampala Hill on which Fort Lugard the first seat of the British colonialists in Uganda; the second is Mengo Hill, the Kibuga(capital of Buganda kindgom at the start of British colonial rule The third is Kibuli Hill, home to Muslim faction of the Buganda religious wars of the 1888-1892 and current site of the Kibuli Mosque. The fourth is Namirembe Hill, home to the Anglican faction of the above mentioned Buganda religious wars and site of Namirembe Anglican Cathedral; the fifth is Lubaga Hill, home to the White Fathers Catholic faction of the above mentioned Buganda religious wars.and site of the Rubaga Catholic Cathedral. The sixth is Nsambya Hill site of the former Cathedral of St Peter's Nsambya and allocated to the British Catholic Mill Hill Mission during the signing of the Uganda Agreement; the seventh is Nakasero Hill on whose summit is Fort Nakasero a British military installation built after relocating from Fort Lugard in Old Kampala the hill was the site of European Hospital.
Other features of the city include the Uganda Museum, the Ugandan National Theatre, Nakasero Market, St. Balikuddembe Market. Kampala is known for its nightlife, which includes several casinos, notably Casino Simba in the Garden City shopping centre, Kampala Casino, and
Wakiso District is a district in the Central Region of Uganda that encircles Kampala, Uganda's capital city. The town of Wakiso is the site of the district headquarters. Kira, the country's second largest city and suburb of Kampala, is in the district. Wakiso District lies in the Central Region of the country, bordering with Nakaseke District and Luweero District to the north, Mukono District to the east, Kalangala District in Lake Victoria to the south, Mpigi District to the southwest and Mityana District to the northwest. Wakiso, where the district headquarters are located, lies 20 kilometres, by road, northwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in the country; the coordinates of the district are:00 24N, 32 29E. In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at about 562,900. According to the 2002 national census figures, Wakiso District had a population of 957,300, making it the second-most populated district in the country. At that time, 53 percent of the population were children below the age of 18 years and 17 percent of the population were orphans.
The district is becoming urbanized, with the main economic activities turning away from agriculture to trade and industry. Wakiso District is made up of two counties and a municipality: Kyaddondo County, Busiro County and Entebbe Municipality; the district is further subdivided into the following administrative units: The district headquarters are located in Wakiso Town 20 kilometres northwest of Kampala on the highway to Hoima. Wakiso District has a total area of 2,704 square kilometres; the leadership is entrusted in the District Executive Council, composed of: District Chairman District Vice Chairman District Secretary for Finance District Secretary for Production & Natural Resources District Secretary for Works & Technical Services District secretary Gender Resident District Commissioner Deputy Resident District Commissioner The tourist attractions in the district include: Buganda Cultural Sites and Kabaka's Palaces Old Entebbe Town Entebbe Botanical Gardens Uganda Wildlife Education Center - Entebbe Entebbe International Airport State House - Entebbe Ngamba Island on Lake Victoria - Sanctuary for chimpanzees Bulago Resort Island Lake Victoria - Second Largest Fresh-water lake in the World Uganda Martyrs Basilica - Namugongo Mandela National Stadium - Namboole Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and the second largest fresh-water lake in the world.
The lake is a prime spot for leisure activities. Water sports available on the lake include: Sport Fishing Water Rafting Canoeing Cruising and Sailing. Wakiso District Profile at Ugandatravelguide.com Bulago Island Homepage Ngamba Island Homepage Google Map of the Wakiso District
Mubende is a district in the Central Region of Uganda. The town of Mubende is the site of the district headquarters; the district was reduced in size in July 2005 with the creation of the Mityana District. Mubende District is bordered by Kyankwanzi District to the north, Kiboga District to the northeast and Mityana District to the east. Gomba District and Sembabule District lie to the south, Kyegegwa District to the southwest and Kibaale District to the northwest of Mubende District. Mubende, the district headquarters, is located 172 kilometres, by road, west of Kampala, the capital of Uganda, the largest city in that country; the coordinates of Mubende District are:00 36N, 31 24E. The district covers an area of 4,620 square kilometres, it comprises three counties, namely Buwekula and Kasambya. The district has eighteen sub-counties and one town council which include: But per now Kassanda is nolonger amonger its counties, it has been comformed to be an independent district The 1991 population census estimated the district population at about 277,500.
In 2002 the national census estimated the population of the district to be about 423,450 people of whom were males and were female, with an annual population growth rate of 3.6%. It is estimated that in 2012, the population of the district was about 610,600; the major economic activity in Mubende District is agriculture with emphasis on food crops like: Cash crops grown in the district include: Coffee Tea Mubende Central Region, Uganda Buganda Districts of Uganda Profile of Mubende District
Mbale is a city in Eastern Region of Uganda. It is the main municipal and commercial center of Mbale District and the surrounding sub-region. Mbale is 245 kilometres, by road, northeast of Kampala on an all weather tarmac highway; the coordinates of the city are 1°04'50.0"N, 34°10'30.0"E. The city lies on the railway from Tororo to Pakwach. Mount Elgon, one of the highest peaks in East Africa, is 52 kilometres east of Mbale. According to the 2002 national census, the population of Mbale was about 71,130. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics estimated the population at 81,900. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 91,800. In 2014, the national population census put the population at 96,189. Mbale was formally linked with the town of Pontypridd, Wales through local and regional twinning ceremonies in 2005; the link was intended to associate professionals and organizations in Pontypridd with their counterparts in Africa, under the auspices of the charity known as the Partnerships Overseas Networking Trust.
The following points of interest lie within the city limits or close to its borders: The headquarters of Mbale District Administration The offices of Mbale City Council Mbale central market Mbale Municipal Stadium The headquarters of the 3rd Division of the Uganda People's Defense Force Mbale Regional Referral Hospital - a 400-bed public hospital administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health CURE Children's Hospital of Uganda - a 42-bed private neurosurgery hospital and administered by CURE International Busitema University Faculty of Health Sciences - the medical school of Busitema University, a public institution of higher education The main campus of the Islamic University in Uganda The Mbale Campus of Uganda Martyrs University - a private university, whose headquarters are located in Nkozi, Mpigi District LivingStone International University - a private university affiliated with the fellowship of Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Mbale School of Clinical Officers PostBank Uganda National Social Security Fund Mbale Currency Center Housing Finance Bank Centenary Bank Diamond Trust Bank Barclays Bank Equity Bank DFCU Bank James Wapakhabulo, politician Gisu people Gisu language Mbale Kenya Railway stations in Uganda Bugisu Co-operative Union Limited About Mbale Climbing Mount Elgon