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Country  Uganda
Region  Central Uganda

District  Masaka District
Masaka Cuisine of Masaka, Popular Food of Masaka

University  Muteesa I Royal University

Map of Masaka

Masaka is a large town in the Central Region of Uganda, west of Lake Victoria. The headquarters of the Masaka District are in the town.


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The town was largely destroyed in the Uganda-Tanzania War of 1979 and again in the 1981-1986 civil war that removed Milton Obote from power for the last time.

Masaka police test public places for safety

Masaka police cracks down on quack doctors


Masaka is approximately 140 kilometres (87 mi) to the south-west of Kampala on the highway to Mbarara. The town is close to the Equator. The coordinates of the town are 0°20'28.0"S, 31°44'10.0"E (Latitude:-0.341111; Longitude:31.736111).


According to the 2002 national census, the population of Masaka was about 67,800. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 73,300. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 74,100. In August 2014, the national population census put the population at 103,829.

Economic activities

Most of the people are farmers with both cattle and other crops. Other economic activities include the following:

  • Meat and fish processing
  • Furniture manufacturing
  • Manufacture of footwear
  • Manufacture of baked products
  • Cattle rearing
  • Manufacture of beads
  • "Gathering grasshoppers" that can potentially earn a collector over UGX:50 million annually.
  • Points of interest

    The following additional points of interest are located in Masaka or close to its borders:

  • offices of Masaka Municipal Council
  • Masaka central market
  • headquarters of the Mechanized Division of the Uganda People's Defense Force
  • Muteesa I Royal University
  • Western Campus of Kampala University
  • St. Henry's College Kitovu
  • headquarters of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Masaka
  • Lake Nabugabo, 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the east of downtown Masaka.
  • Bukakkata, 24 miles (39 km) east of Masaka.
  • Ssese Islands in Lake Victoria
  • Masaka Regional Referral Hospital
  • Masaka Currency Center – a currency storage and processing facility owned and operated by the Bank of Uganda, Uganda's central bank.
  • A branch of the National Social Security Fund
  • Notable people

  • Edward Ssekandi, Vice President of Uganda
  • Photos

  • The Uganda international marathon route loops Masaka Town, many photos of the town on their website
  • References

    Masaka Wikipedia

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