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Expanse of the Diocese

The Diocese of Kigezi is located in the south western-most corner of Uganda.  It covers the whole of Kabale district, one of the 56 administrative districts in the country.  The Diocese covers a total area of about 1,729 square kilometers.  Of this area, three percent is open water and permanent wetlands.

Kabale is one of the highland Districts of Uganda at an altitude ranging from 1500 to 2500 meters above sea level.  The District has a cool climate the year round with temperature averaging 23 degrees centigrade and an average annual rainfall of 994 millimeters.  This is enough rainfall to support growth of major crops.  Kabale has a variety of geographical and geological features, and all cultivated areas are terraced and scenic.  Indeed, the district is fondly referred to as the "Switzerland of Uganda."

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The 2000 population of the District is about 629,000.  This gives a high population density of 250-300 people per square kilometer.  Of this population, about 48 percent are males and 52 percent are females.  

There is a small urban population comprising only about seven percent of the total population.  Of that total population, an estimated 33 percent are adolescents (aged 10-24), while 21 percent are youths (aged 18-30 years).

The population largely depends on agriculture for subsistence.  The main food crops grown include sorghum, beans, sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, peas, maize, and wheat.


Programmes of the



+ Mission and Evangelism

+ Health

+ Water

+ Economic

+ Educational

+ Child Development

+ Youth

+ Women

+ Lake Bunyonyi


Constraints and Opportunities


Theological Education by Extension Programme  (TEE)      


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