History

Historical Background

Ntoroko became a District effective July 2010 following the creation of new districts by the parliament of Uganda. It was curved out Bundibugyo District and is part of Tooro Kingdom.

Location and Size

Ntoroko is one of the districts in the western region of Uganda. It is bordered by Kibaale district in the Northeast, Kabarole in the East and Southeast, Bundibugyo District, Repuplic of Congo (DRC) in the west and Lake Albert to the North. Ntoroko District headquarters are situated in Kibuuku TC

The District covers a total area of approximately 1,360. Square kilometres that is made up of mountains, forests, national parks, forest reserves, game reserves, water bodies and agriculture as in the table below:

Showing Approximate Land Area Coverage


Cover

Area

Percentage

Waters, Swamps and Rivers

353

26

Mountains, Forests (including parks)

326

24

Game reserves

136

10

Agriculture/Farm land

544

40

Total

1,360

 

Source: Planning Unit