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Amolatar District is located in Northern Uganda, about 185 kilometres (115 mi), by road, northeast of Kampala. It was formed in 2005 when it was carved out of Lira District. It is boarded by Apac Districtto the north, Dokolo District to the northeast, Kaberamaido District to the east, Buyende District to the southeast, Kayunga District to the south and Nakasongola District to the west.

The population size of Amolatar District is 147166 and considering that it is a Langi subregion, the most spoken language is Lango.

Fishing is the main economic activity in the district. The people also carry out farming of the traditional cash crop, cotton. Other crops grown are simsim, rice, maize, beans and millet, cassava, potatoes, sunflower, soya beans, oranges and bananas.

The tourists in Amolatar can visit Lake Kyoga.

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