Kween District is one of the Local Governments, under the Uganda Government decentralization policy, located in the east of Uganda.
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The District Headquarters is located at Binyiny, one of the four Town Councils in the District.
The District was created by an act of parliament and started functioning on 1st July 2010. Prior to that, it was part of Kapchorwa District.
Together with Kapchorwa District and Bukwo District, it forms the Sebei Sub-region, formerly known as Sebei District. The District is located on the northern slopes of Mount Elgon, at an average altitude of about 1,900 metres (6,200 ft), above sea level.
Kween District shares boarders with Bukwo District from East, Kapchorwa District from West, Bulambuli District from South and the districts of Nakapiripirit and Amudat from the North. The district lies within 01 25N, 34 31E and a distance of 312 kilometers from Kampala. The people of Kween are predominantly from the Sabiny tribe commonly referred to as Sebei.