Kitgum District is one of the remotest and most impoverished districts in Uganda. Kitgum borders South Sudan (Republic) to the North, Kaaabong District to the east, Kitodo District to the Southeast, Agago District to the south, Pader District to the southwest and Lamwo District to the northwest. Kitgum is a constituent part of Acholiland, home to an estimated 1.1 million people, according to the 2002 National Census. The district headquarters is approximately 452 kilometers (281 miles), north of Uganda's capital, Kampala.
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