Budaka District

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Budaka District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 01°00′N 33°54′E / 1.000°N 33.900°E / 1.000; 33.900Coordinates: 01°00′N 33°54′E / 1.000°N 33.900°E / 1.000; 33.900
Country Uganda
RegionEastern Uganda
CapitalBudaka
Area
 • Land410.4 km2 (158.5 sq mi)
Elevation
1,080 m (3,540 ft)
Population
 (2012 Estimate)
 • Total178,900
 • Density435.9/km2 (1,129/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Websitebudaka.go.ug

Budaka District is a district in the Eastern Region of Uganda. The town of Budaka is the site of the district headquarters.

Location[edit]

Budaka district is bordered by Pallisa District to the north, Mbale District to the east, Butaleja District to the south, and Kibuku District to the west; the town of Budaka is approximately 36 kilometres (22 mi), by road, west of Mbale, the largest city in the sub-region.[1]

Overview[edit]

The district consists of Budaka County and Iki-Iki County.[2][3]

Population[edit]

In 1991, the national population census estimated the population of the district at 100,300; the 2002 national census estimated the population at 136,500, with an annual population growth rate of 2.8 percent. In 2012, the population was estimated at 178,900.[4]

Economic activities[edit]

In 2009, a tile and brick manufacturing plant was opened at Kamonkoli by Uganda Clays Limited; the factory employs over 200 people.[5]

See also[edit]

Kataizula rock

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Mbale And Budaka With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  2. ^ Districts of Uganda, Statoids, accessed 3 August 2015
  3. ^ Counties of Uganda, Statoids, accessed 3 August 2015
  4. ^ "Estimated Population of Budaka District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  5. ^ Muwanga, David (12 April 2009). "Uganda Clays Opens New Factory". New Vision. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014.

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