Kabarole District was curved out of the then Toro District in 1974. Toro District by then was comprised of the District of Kasese and Bundibugyo. In 2000 Kabarole District was again split into three Districts of Kabarole, Kamwenge and Kyenjojo. The District is located in western Uganda and lies on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori. It lies at a distance by road, of 320 km from Kampala the Capital City, via Mubende. It is bordered by Kasese District in the South, Kamwenge in the South East, Kyenjojo in the East and Bundibugyo in the North and West.
Kabarole lies between 00 15” N and 10 00” N latitudes and 300 00” E 310 15” E Longitudes. It lies at an altitude of 1300 – 1800 meters above sea level
The District generally has a good climate with temperatures ranging from 20oC to 30oC and rainfall ranging from 1,200mm – 1,500 mm per annum. The District has cool temperatures averaging between 22°-25°C and has bimodal rainfall ranging from 1200mm – 1500mm per annum. The district has three distinct agro ecological zones i.e. Northeastern zone, the Middle zone and the Highland (Mountain) zone. The three different zones offer different opportunities for commercial agriculture ranging from tea, dairy cattle, bananas coffee, Apiary, Horticulture.
Kabarole District has a total area of 1,814km2 of which 1,569km2 is covered by land and 198kms is covered by open water/wetlands. Arable land is 1,569km2 and the area under cultivation is 1,307km.
“A beautiful District with a prosperous and harmonious people”
“To achieve sustainable socio-economic Development through efficient provision of quality services to the people in conformity with National policies and local priorities”
To promote the people’s standards of living through efficient and effective delivery of services.
- Total population for the district (2014) Census 474,216
- Number of Constituencies 03
- Population per Constituency
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Administrative Units at District Level
- Number of Sub-Counties 18
- Number of Town Councils 06
- Number of Parishes 99 (rural)
- Number of villages 784 (Rural)
Administrative Units at the Municipal Council
- Number of Municipal Divisions 03
- Number of Municipal Wards 12