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Luuka District

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Area  650.1 km2
Capital  Luuka
Region  Eastern Uganda

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Map of Luuka District

Luuka District is a district in Eastern Uganda.

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Location

Luuka District is bordered by Buyende District in the north, Kaliro District to the northeast, Iganga District to the southeast, Mayuge District to the south, Jinja District to the southwest and Kamuli District to the northwest. Luuka, where the district headquarters are located is approximately 33 kilometres (21 mi), by road, northwest of Iganga, the nearest large town. The coordinates of the district are:00 42N, 33 18E.

Overview

Luuka District was created by Act of Parliament and became functional on 1 July 2010. Prior to then, the district was Luuka County in Iganga District. In Kisoga tradition, Luuka is one of the five traditional principalities of the Kingdom of Busoga. According to legend, Luuka was founded around 1737 A.D. and became a part of the British protectorate in Busoga in 1896 A.D. Its traditional ruler is known as the Tabingwa. The district is made up of the following sub-counties: (a) Bukanga (b) Bukooma (c) Bulongo (d) Ikumbya (e) Irongo (f) Nawampiti and (g) Waibuga.

Population

In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at about 130,400. The national census in 2002 estimated the district population to be approximately 185,500. In 2012, the district population was estimated at about 260,900.

References

Luuka District Wikipedia


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