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Majanji

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Country  Uganda
District  Busia District
Region  Eastern Uganda
Elevation  1,130 m
Majanji
Weather  25°C, Wind SW at 10 km/h, 66% Humidity

Majanji is a town in the Eastern Region of Uganda.

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Location

Majanji is approximately 30 kilometres (19 mi), by road, south of Busia, the nearest large town and the location of the district headquarters. This is approximately 191 kilometres (119 mi), by road, east of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and its largest city. The coordinates of the town are 0°14'27.0"N, 33°59'29.0"E (Latitude:0.240841; Longitude:33.991387).

Overview

Majanji sits on the north-eastern corner of Lake Victoria in Uganda, very close to the international border with Kenya. The principal activity in the town is fishing, although the weekly catch has declined due to overfishing. Iglo Foods Fish Factory, a local fish processor, produces only 10 tonnes of fish every week, compared to 40,000 tonnes daily when they first opened in the early 2000s.

Population

The national census in August 2014 put the population of Majanji sub-county at 11,274.

Points of interest

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

  • The southern end of the Musita–Mayuge–Lumino–Majanji–Busia Road
  • offices of Majanji Town Council
  • Majanji central market
  • Sangalo Sand Beach
  • References

    Majanji Wikipedia


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