Busia District

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Busia District
District location in Uganda
District location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°23′N 34°00′E / 0.383°N 34.000°E / 0.383; 34.000Coordinates: 00°23′N 34°00′E / 0.383°N 34.000°E / 0.383; 34.000
RegionEastern Region of Uganda
 • Land730.9 km2 (282.2 sq mi)
 (2012 Estimate)
 • Total297,600
 • Density407.2/km2 (1,055/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Busia District is a district in the Eastern region of Uganda.


Busia District borders Tororo District to the north, Busia County, Kenya to the east, [Namyingo] to the south, and 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.[1]


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.[2]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people from Busia District include:

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]


  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Tororo And Busia With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Estimated Population of Busia District In 1991, 2002 & 2012". Citypopulaton.de. Retrieved 9 May 2014.