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Karamoja sub-region is a region in northeastern Uganda comprising the five districts of Abim, Kaabong, Kotido, Moroto and Nakapiripirit. Kaabong is on the northeastern borders to Sudan and Kenya, and is home to the Kidepo Valley National Park, Nakapiripirit is the most-eastern one, bordering Mount Elgon National Park. The region of Karamoja extends over 27,900 square kilometers. The region is mostly a semi-arid plain with harsh climate and low annual rainfall. It is largely savannah, covered with seasonal grasses, thorned plants, and occasional small trees. The average elevation of the plain of Karamoja lies at around 1400 meters (4500 feet) above sea level. The large mountains; Mt. Kadam, Mt. Napak, and Mt. Moroto — lying at the periphery of Karamoja — have peaks reaching around 3000 meters (10,000 feet) and higher. The two southern districts are inhabited largely by the Karimojong ethnic group, which consists of (now only) three clans - Matheniko, Bokora and Pian. Tepeth are found...
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