Overview of Arua District

Arua District lies in the North Western Conner of Uganda between latitude 20 30'N and 30 50'N and longitude 300 30'E and 310 30'E. It is bordered by the District of Maracha  in the North West; Yumbe District in the North East; Democratic Republic of Congo in the West; Nebbi District in the South; Zombo District in the Sounth East; and Amuru District in the East.
Arua town, the Administrative and commercial headquarters of the district is 520 kilometres away from Kampala, Uganda’s capital city.  

Message from the CAO

As head of Arua District Public Service and Accounting Officer, I take the honor to highlight on the following issues; Local revenue enhancement, progress of the implementation of second Phase NAADS programme, and HIV/AIDS in the district.


Message from the Chairperson

In 1926, significant boarder adjustments were made between Uganda and her neighbors and this affected Arua at both the sudan and congo boarders.
Between 1945 to 1959, Arua became the west Nile province and in this same year 1959, the first population census was done in Uganda.


Summary Statistics

General Information Indicator
  Latitude, 2030’N 3050’N
Longitude, 30030’E & 31030’E
 Total Area  541964km 31030E
Total Population


(3/06/2013 projection)

Male Population  385,600
Female Population 415,800
Counties 5
Sub Counties 27

Message from LC V

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Council Vision

The council is looking into future to have a healthy, productive and prosperous people.  This can be achieved by promoting socio-economic status of its people, improving sustaining healthy environment, promoting and sustaining good governance, promoting security, peace and culture of political tolerance and minimizing abuse of public office and demonstrable promotion of constitutionalism.




Arua District is committed to improving the quality of life of all the people of Arua District, to promote and sustain socio- economic development and good governance.  The corporate governance, concept as it has emerged in the council’s mission statement is concerned with minimizing the abuse of political power.  Issues of fiduciary duties, accountability and transparency in discharge of council’s mandate are core themes of good corporate governance principles.