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Koboko

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Country  Uganda
District  Koboko District
Region  Northern Uganda

Map of Koboko

Koboko is a town in Northern Region of Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative and commercial centre of Koboko District. Koboko is also the hometown of former dictator Idi Amin who ruled Uganda between 1971 and 1979.

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Location

Koboko is approximately 55 kilometres (34 mi), by road, north of Arua, the largest city in the West Nile sub-region. This location is approximately 485 kilometres (301 mi), by road, northwest of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda. The coordinates of the town are 3°24'36.0"N, 30°57'36.0"E (Latitude:3.4100; Longitude:30.9600).

Population

In 2002, the national census estimated the population of Koboko at 29,730. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 48,200. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 51,300. In 2014, the national population census put Koboko's population at 37,825.

Points of interest

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

  • headquarters of Koboko District administration
  • offices of Koboko Town Council
  • Koboko central market
  • tripoint where the borders of Uganda, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo converge
  • Vurra–Arua–Koboko–Oraba Road passes through town, in a south/north direction, intersecting with the Koboko–Yumbe–Moyo Road, in the center of Koboko.
  • References

    Koboko Wikipedia


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