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Moroto Town

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Country  Uganda
District  Moroto District
Region  Northern Uganda

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Moroto is a town in Moroto District in the Northern Region of Uganda. It is the location of the district headquarters.

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Location

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Moroto is approximately 210 kilometres (130 mi), by road, northeast of Mbale, the nearest large city. This is approximately 420 kilometres (260 mi), by road, northeast of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda. The coordinates of the town are 2°31'48.0"N, 34°40'12.0"E (Latitude:2.5300; Longitude:34.6700).

Population

The 2002 national census estimated the population of Moroto at 7,380. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 11,600. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 12,300. In 2014, the national population census put the population at 14,818.

Points of interest

The additional points of interest lie within the town limits or near the edges of town: (1) the offices of Moroto Town Council (2) Mount Moroto, rising to an elevation of 3,083 metres (10,115 ft) about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) east of town (3) Moroto central market (4) Moroto Airport, a public airport located about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) west of town (4) a branch of the National Social Security Fund (5) Moroto Regional Referral Hospital, a 200-bed regional referral hospital administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health (6) Moroto–Nakapiripirit Road, passing through the middle of town (7) a branch of Centenary Bank and (8) a branch of Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited. (9) the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Moroto, headed by Bishop Damiano Giulio Guzzetti.

References

Moroto Town Wikipedia


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