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Country  Uganda
Sub-region  Rwenzururu sub-region
Climate  Am
Local time  Tuesday 1:12 AM
Region  Western Uganda
District  Bundibugyo District
Elevation  860 m
Number of airports  1

Weather  22°C, Wind SE at 3 km/h, 79% Humidity

President museveni on the bundibugyo tribal clashes

Bundibugyo is a town in Western Uganda. It is the 'chief town' of Bundibugyo District and the district headquarters are located there.


Map of Bundibugyo, Uganda


Bundibugyo is located approximately 35 kilometres (22 mi), by road, west of Fort Portal, the nearest large town. This location lies approximately 356 kilometres (221 mi), by road, west of Kampala, the capital and largest city in Uganda. The coordinates of the town are:0°42'45.0"N 30°03'36.0"E (Latitude:0.712500; Longitude: 30.059999).


Bundibugyo is one of the most western of all Uganda's district capitals. Although Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri are located further west than Bundibugyo, it is the only Ugandan district capital located west of the Rwenzori Mountains. It sits at an altitude of 900 metres (3,000 ft), above sea level. The predominant ethnicities in the town are the Bamba and the Bakonjo. However other ethnicities coexist with them including the Batooro, Bakiga, Banyoro and the Banyankole.


The 2002 national census enumerated the population of Bundibugyo at 13,782. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 20,500. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Bundibugyo at 21,600. In 2014, the national population census put the town's population at 18,823.

Points of interest

The following points of interest lie within the town or close to its borders:

  • The headquarters of Bundibugyo District Administration
  • The offices of Bundibugyo Town Council
  • Bundibugyo Central Market - The largest source of fresh produce in the town
  • Bundibugyo General Hospital - A 160-bed public hospital administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health
  • A branch of Stanbic Bank
  • Bundibugyo Airport - A civilian airport
  • Ebenezer Seventh-day Adventist Church - A place of worship affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist faith.
  • References

    Bundibugyo Wikipedia