Amuria District

  1. Amuria is a town in the Eastern Region of Uganda. It is the chief municipal, administrative, and commercial center of Amuria District, in the Teso sub-region. Amuria is located approximately 44 kilometres (27 mi), by road, north of Soroti, the largest town in the sub-region. This is approximately 280 kilometres (170 mi), by road, northeast of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and its largest city. The coordinates of the town are: 2°01’48.0″N, 33°38’35.0″E (Latitude: 2.0300; Longitude: 33.6431).
  2. In 1991, the national population census estimated the town’s population at 2,600. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics estimated the population at 5,000. In 2011, UBOS put the population at about 5,400.
  3. During the first decade of the 2000s, the population of the town has fluctuated from as low as 4,500 to as high as 30,000.
  4. Points of interest:
  • The headquarters of Amuria District Administration.
  • St. Andrew’s Church – A place of worship affiliated with the Church of Uganda.
  • The offices of Amuria Town Council.
  • Amuria central market – The largest source of fresh produce in the town.