Nakapiripirit District located in the Northern part of Uganda was carved out of the ;arger Moroto District in 2011. It is bordered in: the North by Moroto District, the East by Amudat, the West Katakwi andthe South by Kumi, Sironko and Kapchorwa districts.
The district that is 352km by road, has a population of 156,690 people, majorly speaking Ngakarimojong. The people make their livelihoods from livestock and agricultural produce, mainly sorghum and maize.
Nakapiripirit has about 2,500 square kilometers of game reserve and about 3,600 square kilometers of controlled hunting area, leaving less than 1,000 square kilometers for people. The places to see include; The Pian-Upe Game Reserve.
A detailed minerals survey carried out by a firm from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in 1994 revealed that the district has viable deposits of limestone, marble, gold, iron ore, diamond, gems and rubies that can be commercially exploited. Already, Tororo Cement is extracting marble stones and limestone, essential raw materials for the making of cement.
The district has about 300 square kilometers of forest reserve located around Mt. Kadam and Napak. More on Nakapiripirit