Overview of Kamwenge District


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Kamwenge became one of the Districts of Uganda in November 2000 by Act of Parliament and became operational in July 2001. It is geographically located in Western Uganda and can be accessed from Kampala, the Capital City of Uganda, either through Mbarara Town via Ibanda or Mubende - Fort Portal road via Fort Portal town, a distance of 385km.

Kamwenge shares boundaries with Kasese in the west and Ibanda in the South-East, and Rubirizi formerly under Bushenyi in the South.

Kabarole in Northwest and Kyenjojo in the North and Kyegegwa in the North-East. It has a total land area of approximately 2,439.4 km2.

Generally the district lies at an altitude ranging from 1300- 3800m above sea level.

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