Arua district lies in the North Western Conner of Uganda between latitude 20 30'N and 30 50'N and longitude 300 30'E and 310 30'E. It is bordered by the districts of Maracha in the North West; Yumbe in the North East; Democratic Republic of Congo in the West; Nebbi district in the South; Zombo district in the South West; and Madi-Okollo District in the East. In total the district covers an area of 2,322.61 Km2,of which about 87.0% of the districts’ land is arable or suitable for cattle grazing. The distances from the district headquarters to Kampala Uganda’s capital city is 520 kilometers.