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Country  Uganda
District  Mpigi District
Region  Central Uganda

Map of Mpigi

Mpigi is a town in Mawokota County, Mpigi District, in Central Uganda. Mpigi is the municipal, administrative and commercial headquarters of Mpigi District. The district is named after the town.


Mpigi health centre deserted over fears of marburg

Plane crashes in mpigi


Mpigi is an important transit town located approximately 37 kilometres (23 mi) west of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city, on the highway to Masaka. The location of Mpigi town makes it an access location to Mpigi District, Wakiso District, Butambala District, Gomba District, Mityana District, Kalungu District and Kalangala District, through various fishing landing sites on the shores of Lake Victoria. On Mbale Hill, which lies within the town, resides one of Buganda's most renowned Mythical Legends or traditional gods; Kibuuka Omumbaale. This hill is the Ancestral Home of the "Ndiga" (Sheep) Clan.


During the 2002 national census, the population of Mpigi town was estimated at 34,400. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 38,300. In 2011, UBOS estimated the population of Mpigi at 38,800. In 2014, the national population census put the population of Mpigi at 44,274.

Points of interest

The following points of interest are located in Mpigi, or near its borders:

  • The headquarters of Mpigi District Administration
  • Planet Property Agents
  • The offices of Mpigi Town Council
  • Mpigi central market
  • Mpigi Chief Magistrate's Court.
  • Mpigi Military Barracks - An establishment of the Uganda People's Defence Force
  • Mpigi Police Barracks - An establishment of the Uganda Police Force
  • Mpigi Prison - An establishment of the Uganda Prisons Department
  • Mpigi Hospital - A 100-bed hospital administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health
  • Drums

    The town is well known as the capital of the drum factories such as the ngoma drums. All drums here are handmade.


    Mpigi Wikipedia

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