Location : Gulu District is located in Northern Uganda and borders
Population : The District has a population of about 468,500 people.
Main Town : Gulu is the main town of the district and has a population
Area : 11715.7 Km2
Land and vegetation : 0.83 percent of the district area is open water, 0.63percent
Most of Gulu district has relatively flat terrain covered by thick savannah grassland vegetation and 2.5 percent of the district area comprises central and local forest reserves. The terrain is characterised by forested valleys found along rivers flowing from the district interior highlands toward the Victoria Nile, the Albert Nile and the Achwa rivers. The rivers from the highlands include River Tochi, River Unyama, River Ayugi, River Ayago, River Apar, River Eruzi and River Aswa. The forests include Opaka, Abera and Kaladima.
The terrain, rivers and vegetation of the district create a conducive habitat for a variety of wildlife and a significant part of the Murchison Falls National Park lies in Gulu district.