District location in Uganda
|Region||Eastern Region of Uganda|
|• Land||730.9 km2 (282.2 sq mi)|
|• Density||407.2/km2 (1,055/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
Location [ edit ]
Busia District borders Tororo District to the north, Busia County, Kenya to the east, Tanzania to the south, Namayingo District to the south-west, and Bugiri District to the west. Busia, Uganda, the site of the district headquarters, is approximately 35 km (22 mi) by road south of Tororo, the nearest large town.
Population [ edit ]
During the 1991 national population census, the population in the district was estimated at 163,600. In 2002, the national census estimated the population at 225,000. In 2012, the mid-year population of was estimated at 297,600.
Notable people [ edit ]
Notable people from Busia District include:
- Aggrey Awori - Former Uganda Minister of Information Technology (2009-2011)
- Barbara Nekesa Oundo,former state minister for Karamoja affairs and the Busia District women's representative in the parliament (since 2011)
- Benjamin Joseph Odoki, former chief justice of Uganda
- James Munange Ogoola,former principal judge of Uganda
- Denis Onyango, Ugandan international association football goalkeeper
- Gabriel Opio, former minister of gender, culture and labour (2009-2011)
- Fred Wabwire-Mangen, professor of epidemiology, Makerere University School of Public Health
- Kevinah Taaka Wanaha Wandera -former Member of Parliament, Busia Municipality(2011-2016)
- Barnabas Nawangwe, Professor of Architecture and current Vice Chancellor of Makerere University
Points of interest [ edit ]
The following points of interest are in the district:
- Majanji landing site on Lake Victoria for fish, which is one of the main foods in the district.
- Busitema Forest is roughly 25 km2 (10 sq mi); it is bisected by the main highway between Uganda and Kenya in Busia.
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
- "Road Distance Between Tororo And Busia With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- "Estimated Population of Busia District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulaton.de. Retrieved 9 May 2014.