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Location & Maps

Location

Soroti Catholic Diocese is located in the North-eastern part of Uganda approximately between Longitudes 33°10’ E and 34°17’ E and Latitudes 1°10’ N and 2°27’ N. The Diocese lies in altitude between 1036 m and 1127 m above sea level. It borders Kotido and Moroto Dioceses in the North and East, Tororo Archdiocese in the South, Jinja and Luwero Dioceses in the Southwest (along Lake Kyoga) and Lira Diocese in the North-west. Its Headquarters, Soroti lies a road distance of about 320 Km from the National Capital, Kampala, by the most direct route. 

Area

The Diocese covers the ten (10) civil districts of Teso Region, namely, Amuria, Kaberamaido, Kalaki, Kapelebyong, Katakwi, Kumi, Ngora, Serere and Soroti. It covers an area of 12,921 sq. km. Of this 10,983 sq. km (85%) is land, and the rest is covered by water bodies, largely by the norther parts of Lake Kyoga and its tributaries.

Table 6: Geographical coverage by District

Geographical coverage by District

District

Total Area (Sq. Km)

Amuria & Kapelebyong

2,510

Bukedea

1,615

Kaberamaido & Kalaki

1,680

Katakwi

2,604

Kumi

1,060

Ngora

804

Serere

1,388

Soroti

1,260

Total

12,921

Vegetation, Climate and Soils

The vegetation of the Diocese can be described as Savannah grassland. 

The Climate of the Diocese is characterised by two seasons: wet and dry. The rainy season runs from March-June and from September to October. However, in recent years, the weather pattern has become unpredictable with peaks of adverse weather in certain periods. Generally, the North-eastern section of the Diocese receives less rain than the rest of the Diocese. The soil type ranges from loam to sandy with varying degrees of fertility from one place to another. 

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