Maracha District was created in FY 2009/10 and started effective operations on 1st July, FY 2010/11. Maracha District is found in the North Western region lying between Arua and Koboko Districts. Its District headquarters and Commercial Town is in Maracha Town Council 24 miles north of Arua Town along the main road to South Sudan. Maracha District is bordered by Koboko District in the North, Yumbe District in the North East, Democratic Republic of Congo in the West and by Arua District in the South and South east. Maracha comprises two counties namely: Maracha County and Maracha East County. There are 14 rural sub counties and 5 town council, 91 parishes and 691 villages.