Lyantonde District

Lyantonde District

Lyantonde district is one of the formidable tour destinations that one should have in plan to visit when they decide to secure a safari to Uganda.

Lyantonde is found in the southern central part of Uganda and was named after the chief town. The district is at a point where the original roots of the district headquarters are located.

Lyantonde district is bordered by a range of beautiful districts and these are all in different directions from Lyantonde. In the northern and northeastern part of Lyantonde district is Sembabule district, Lwengo district to the east, Rakai district to the south, Kiruhura district in the west of lyantonde.

Lyantonde is simply located approximately 78 kilometers, by the largest metropolitan area in the sub region, and the coordinates of the district are 0025S, 3110E.

Lyantonde is composed on only one county and this is Kabule County. Before 2007, Kabule county was also part of Rakai district and in the year of 2007, the county was split off of Rakai district and given autonomous district status. Since then this district is developed.

In 1991, the national population census estimated the population of the district to about 53100. During the next census in 2002, the population of lyantonde district was estimated at about 6600 with an annual population growth rate of l. 9 percent. In 2012 of the district population was estimated at about 80200.

The economic activities that are carried out in Lyantonde include basically agriculture which is the major source of livelihood for the population in Lyantonde district. A variety of crops are grown in the district, both for subsistence and economic purpose. The crops grown include sweet bananas, matooke, beans, maize, potatoes and Cassava.

Cattle are the main livestock that are kept by farmers of this district and it’s estimated that there are 83700 cattle heads in the district. Ankole cattle being the most breed reared.

The district lies between Masaka  town and Mbarara  town and it takes approximately 3 hours. There are 13 km past Lyantonde to use the Sanga Gate to enter Lake Mburo National Park.

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