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Geographical Location

The district lies north of Kampala, between latitude 20 North of the Equator and East between 320 to 330. The total area of Luwero district is approximately 2577.49 Sq Kms. It is bordered by Mukono and Wakiso districts in the south, Nakaseke in the west, Nakasongola in the North and in the East is Kayunga district.

Topography

The present topography is as a result of a number of ancient denudation processes of the rock systems leaving a series of old erosion level throughout the district. In terms of altitude most of the district ranges between 1,219 and 1,524 meters. The landscape is generally made up of elevated and dissected plateau consisting of a series of flat topped hills and intervening valleys.

Climate

Rainfall is well distributed throughout the year, with an annual average 1,300mm. The mean annual maximum temperature falls between 27.5oC and 30o C, whereas the mean annual temperature is between 15o C and 17.5o C.

Vegetation

Three quarters of the district is covered with savannah. The soils are generally red sandy loam, whereas the southern part is relatively fertile and can support all kinds of crops. In the northern areas ( Kamira and Butuntumula and parts of Kikyusa Sub counties) some parts developed from sandy loam soils and fertility is low. In drier areas cattle farming are the dominant occupation. A wide range of food crops is grown in the district as well as cash crops. The district is predominantly rural, where farming is found to be the main occupation especially among women.

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