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District location in Uganda
|• Land||848.2 km2 (327.5 sq mi)|
|Population (2012 Estimate)|
|• Density||308.5/km2 (799/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
Bundibugyo District is bordered by Ntoroko District to the northeast, Kibaale District to the east, Kabarole District to the south, and the DRC to the west and north. The district headquarters at Bundibugyo are located approximately 32 kilometres (20 mi), by road, west of Fort Portal. This is about 72 kilometres (45 mi), by road, north of Kasese town.
In the late 1990s, tens of thousands of civilians were displaced by the insurgency of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) who were operating in the district. In one such raid on 7 April 1999, rebels killed 11 civilians and looted property during an attack in the district. In a separate attack in the same month, the member of parliament for Buyangabo was shot and wounded in an attack in neighboring Kabarole District by ADF insurgents.
The 1991 national population census estimated the district population at 92,300. During the 2002 national census, the population of was put at about 158,900. The annual population growth rate in the district was estimated at 5.2 percent.
In 2012, the population of the district was estimated at 261,700.
Subsistence agriculture and animal husbandry are the two major economic activities in the district. It is the largest producer of cocoa in Uganda, accounting for unprocessed beans worth UGX:90 billion annually.
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