Tripti Joshi

Namayingo

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Country  Uganda
District  Namayingo District
Region  Eastern Uganda

Map of Namayingo

Namayingo is a town in Namayingo District in the Eastern Region of Uganda. It is the site of the district headquarters.

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Location

Namayingo is on the mainland in the Busoga sub-region and is approximately 38 kilometres (24 mi), by road, southeast of Bugiri, the nearest large town. This is approximately 95 kilometres (59 mi), by road, southeast of Jinja, the largest city in the sub-region. The coordinates of Namayingo are 0°20'42.0"N, 33°52'48.0"E (Latitude:0.3450; Longitude:33.8800).

Overview

The town of Namayingo is small and dusty and lacks public running water, electricity, or a sewer system. The public roads are notoriously bad, prompting a public demonstration numbering about 200 people in January 2013.

Population

In September 2002, the population census put the population of Namayingo at 8,332. In August 2014, the national population census put the population at 15,741.

Points of interest

The following additional points of interest lie within the town limits or near its borders:

  • offices of Namayingo Town Council
  • Namayingo central market
  • Buyinja Health Centre IV, a government healthcare facility administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health
  • Musita–Mayuge–Lumino–Majanji–Busia Road, passing through town in a general west to east direction.
  • References

    Namayingo Wikipedia


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