Overview

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 are located at Binyiny, one of the two municipalities in the district.

The district was created by act of parliament and started functioning on 1 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.

The district has three town councils namely: 

  1. Binyiny
  2. Kaproron 
  3. Chepsukunya