Located in the South Western region of the Republic of Uganda Rubanda district borders with Kisoro to the West, Rukungiri and Kanungu to the North, Kabale to the East and the Republic of Rwanda to the South.
It is one of the highland Districts of Uganda and its topography is mainly green, interlocking and heavily cultivated hills with spectacular valleys.The District covers a land area of 660.2 sq km. The altitude of the District ranges between 1,219 metres (3,999 ft) and 2,347 metres (7,700 ft) above sea level. This altitude makes it colder than the rest of the country.
The people are predominantly Bakiga, but also the Batwa (Pygmies), the Banyarwanda and the Bahororo tribes exist in the district.
This is the main occupation of the population with 82% producing at subsistence level and the rest on semi commercial agriculture. The main crops grown are: maize, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes and beans
We are blessed with natural forest reserves and Lakes like the famous Bwindi National Park which habours the Mountain gorillas,Echuya,mafuga and kirrima and Lake Bunyonyi(Second deepest Lake in Africa)
Over 200 million tons (MT) of iron ore reserves at Muko but other places with iron ore include Hamurwa. Wolfram in Muko, and other minerals such as Native Bismuth and Speculite hematite