Formerly part of Arua District. In 2000, Aringa county of Arua District was given District status and named Yumbe District.
It borders Moyo, Obongi and Adjumani in East, Arua, Maracha and Koboko in the West and south Madi-Okollo District and Sudan in the north.
The district has over 99,794 people. 51,467 females and 48,327 Males.
Alur, Lugbara, Kakwa and Madi
Agriculture with main emphasis on food crops such as millet, potatoes, beans, and cassava. Cash crops include Tobacco. Fruits and vegetables include Tomatoes, paw paws, avocados, mangoes, oranges, lime, onions and cabbages.
The district has a total of 102 primary schools with 77 government, 3 private and 22 community schools. For secondary schools, the district has over 11 schools, 2 are government, 1 private and 8 community.
The district has 6 Government dispensaries (II), 6 health centres (III) at county, no health centre (IV) at sub-district and no hospital. More so, it has no private/NGO dispensaries, 2 health centres (III) and a Government District hospital-Yumbe Hospital with 08 beds.