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Nwoya District, established July 1, 2010 was carved out of Amuru District. The district is part of the Acholi sub region and has a population of 133,506 people.

Nwoya is bordered Amuru District to the North, Gulu District to the North-east, Oyam District to the East, Kiryandongo District to the Southeast, Masindi District to the South, and Buliisa District to the Southwest.

The Albert Nile flows along the western border of these districts and the Victoria Nile flows along their southern borders. Within Amuru and Nwoya Districts, there are six major rivers: the Unyama River, the Ayugi River, the Omee River, the Aswa River, Tangi River and the Ayago River. These rivers are major obstacles to movement of people and goods, especially during the rainy season.

The district is believed to have a considerable amount of oil barrels tucked away in its part of Kabalega National Park. But agriculture remains the main economic activity in the district.The crops grown include: cassava, groundnuts, sorghum, sesame, maize and rice. While cattle is the main livestock kept.

Tourists in Nwoya may visit the Kabalega National Park (Murchison), Uganda’s largest wildlife reserve. The Karuma Falls and Paraa Safari Lodge are also both located in Nwoya, with the latter overlooking the River Nile. More stats on Nwoya here