Location & Size

Sheema District is bordered by Buhweju District to the north, Mbarara District to the east, Ntungamo District to the south, Mitooma District to the southwest and Bushenyi District to the west. Kibingo, where the district headquarters are located, lies approximately 33 kilometres, by road, west of Mbarara, the largest city in Ankole sub-region. The coordinates of the district are:00 32S, 30 24E


In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at about 153,000. The national census in 2002 estimated the population of the district at about 180,200. In 2012, the population of Sheema District was estimated at approximately 220,200.

Map of Sheema District