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Bugembe

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District  Jinja District
Time zone  EAT (UTC+3)
Elevation  1,269 m (4,163 ft)
Bugembe

Bugembe is a town in Jinja District in the Eastern Region of Uganda. It is the seat of the Kingdom of Busoga, one of the four constitutional mornachies in Uganda, which is coterminus with the Busoga sub-region.

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Location

Bugembe is located approximately 8 kilometres (5.0 mi), by road, northeast of Jinja, the largest city in the sub-region. The town is located on the highway between Jinja and Iganga. The coordinates of Bugembe are:0°28'03.0"N, 33°14'29.0"E (Latitude:0.467500; Longitude:33.241389). The town sits at an average elevation of 1,269 metres (4,163 ft) above sea level.

Population

In 2002, the national census counted the town's population as 26,268. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 32,200. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 33,100.

Points of interest

The following points of interest lie within the town limits or near the edges of town:

  • offices of Bugembe Town Council
  • headquarters of the Kingdom of Busoga
  • Bugembe Police Barracks
  • Nakanyangi Primary School
  • Jinja Lake View Primary School
  • Nakanyonyi Girls' Primary School
  • St. Thaddeus Secondary School
  • Bugembe central market
  • Bugembe Health Center
  • St. Florence Secondary School
  • Vic View High School
  • Wanyange Girls' Secondary School
  • References

    Bugembe Wikipedia


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