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Butambala District

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Area  405.6 km2
Region  Central Uganda
Capital  Gombe

Butambala District is a district in Central Uganda. It is one of the new districts in Uganda created in the 2000s.


Map of Butambala District


The national population census in 1991 estimated the district population at about 74,100. In 2002, the census that year put the population of the district at about 86,800. In 2012 the population of Butambala District was estimated at about 99,400.

Economic activity

Subsistence agriculture and small-scale animal husbandry are the backbone of Butambala Districts economy. The main food crops are:

Domesticated livestock includes (a) cattle (b) sheep (c) goats and (d) pigs. Indigenous breeds dominate most livestock in the district.


Butambala District is bordered by Gomba District to the west and northwest, Mityana District to the northeast, Mpigi District to the east and south and Kalungu District to the southwest. The district headquarters at Gombe, are located approximately 31 kilometres (19 mi), by road, west of the town of Mpigi, the largest metropolitan area in the sub-region. This location is approximately 68 kilometres (42 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, Ugandas capital and largest city.


Butambala District in the past, History of Butambala District

Butambala District is one of the newest districts in Uganda. Created by act of parliament, the district became operational on 1 July 2010, having been split off of Mpigi District, together with neighboring Gomba District. Prior to becoming a full-fledged district, Butambala was Butambala County, one of the eighteen counties that constitute the Kingdom of Buganda.


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