Bukomansimbi District is a district in Central Uganda. The district is named after its main municipal center, Bukomansimbi, the location of the district headquarters.
Bukomansimbi District is bordered by Gomba District to the north, Kalungu District to the east, Masaka District to the southeast, Lwengo District to the southwest and Sembabule District to the northwest. Bukomansimbi, where the district headquarters are located, lies approximately 26 kilometres (16 mi), by road, northwest of Masaka, the nearest large city.This location is approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country. The coordinates of Bukomansimbi District are: 00 10S, 31 39E.
Overview of Bukomansimbi District
The district is new; having been created by act of parliament in 2010. It became functional on 1 July 2010, with its headquarters located at Bukomansimbi Town. It was formerly part of Masaka District, before it was split off as a separate independent district.
In 1991, the national population census estimated the population at about 126,550. Eleven years later, the 2002 national census put the population at approximately 139,560. In 2012, the mid-year district population was estimated at 154,000.
Bukomansimbi is a town in the Central Region of Uganda. It is the chief municipal, administrative, and commercial center of Bukomansimbi District and the site of the district headquarters.
Bukomansimbi is on the main highway between Masaka and Sembabule. It is approximately 26 kilometres (16 mi), by road, northwest of Masaka, the largest city in the sub-region. The coordinates of the town are 0°10’00.0″S, 31°37’07.0″E (Latitude:-0.166667; Longitude:31.618600)
As of May 2014, local sources estimated the population of the town as “less than 10,000”
The following additional points of interest lie within the town limits or close to its borders:
- offices of Bukomansimbi Town Council
- Bukomansimbi central market
- Kitanda Health Center III, a health facility administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health
- Masaka-Sembabule road, passing through the western neighborhoods of the town
- Kitoma Light Junior School
- Kabigi Taqwa Islamic School
- Makoomi Yesu Akwagala School
- Josephat Meeru Primary School
- Kyakamunya Muslim Primary School
- Lawrence School
- Kizito School
- Mbaale Ibn Masood School
- Lwamayonza School
- Kakindu Muslim School
- Mukoza Muslim School
- Madera Junior School
- Kidsgear Primary School
- Hoys College