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Country  Uganda
University  Nyabyeya Forestry College
Region  Western Uganda
District  Masindi District

Masindi is a town in Western Uganda, which lies on the road from Kampala to the Murchison Falls National Park. It is the chief town of Masindi District and the district headquarters are located there. The district is named after the town, as is the case in many Ugandan districts.


Map of Masindi

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Masindi is located approximately 220 kilometres (140 mi) northwest of Kampala, Ugandas capital and largest city, on an all-weather tarmac highway. The coordinates of Masindi are:1°4101.0"N, 31°4320.0"E (Latitude:1.683611; Longitude:31.722222).


Masindi in the past, History of Masindi

As capital of Bunyoro, Masindi was visited by Samuel Baker, a British explorer and anti-slavery campaigner, from 25 April 1872 to 14 June 1873. The Baker expedition was forced to withdraw because of the hostility of the Omukama Kabalega, the King of Bunyoro at the time.

Points of Interest

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

  • The headquarters of Masindi District Administration
  • The offices of Masindi Town Council
  • Masindi Hotel - Built in 1923, it is the oldest hotel in Uganda
  • Masindi Hospital - A 200 bed public hospital administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health
  • A branch of Barclays Bank
  • A branch of Centenary Bank
  • A branch of Stanbic Bank
  • A branch of the National Social Security Fund
  • The main campus of the Kigumba Institute of Petroleum Studies, located 44 kilometres (27 mi), northeast of Masindi.
  • Kinyara Sugar Works - One of three major manufacturers of refined sugar in Uganda, located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi), west of Masindi.
  • Masindi Airport - ICAO Code:HUMI; IATA Code: KCU. A public airport, administered by the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority
  • References

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