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Location & Size

Bukomansimbi District is bordered by Gomba District to the north, Kalungu District to the east, Masaka District to the southeast, Lwengo District to the southwest and Sembabule District to the northwest.

Size and Topography

The district has a total land area of about 589.93sq kms.  The landscape and topography in general is rolling and undulating with vertical gully heads and valley bottom swamps including streams flowing to lakes and rivers.  Most parts of the district are dotted with the hills.

Climate: Rainfall, temperature, Humidity and Winds

The Climate of Bukomansimbi District is tropical in nature, being modified by relief and nearness to Lake Victoria.  The rainfall pattern is bimodal having two seasons with dry spells between July and August, and January to   March.  The months of March, April and May receive very heavy and well-distributed rains of up to 1,200mm.  The second season occurs in the months of September to December. 

With the exception of a few years of declining trend in precipitation, the annual average rainfall received is between 1100mm – 1200mm with 100 – 110 rainy days.  The average maximum temperature does not exceed 300 C and the minimum not below 100 C with almost equal length of day and night throughout the year.  The humidity level is generally low throughout the district with the exception of lakeshore areas where it tends to rise.

Soils

The soil texture is varied from place to place ranging from red laterite, sandy loam and loam but is in general productive.  Soils are generally Fertile, characterized by red coloured sandy clay loams.

Hydrology

There is a huge amount of water flows through streams to lake and river every year more especially in rainy season.

Vegetation

The total geographical area of the district is about 599.7sq km. 60008 hectares of land is under cultivation. The small portion is covered by wetlands and marshlands. The district doesn’t have gazetted forests but has private owned forest plantation

Mineral Resources

On mineral resources, no major geological studies have been carried out in the district to determine presence of minerals.  However, there are indications about the abundant clay and sand that can be used for glass manufacturing. There are a number of stone querries and clay deposits that are used for providing construction materials. Efforts are being stepped up to have revenue mobilized and collected from these sources.