Siddhesh Joshi

Namutumba, Uganda

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Country  Uganda
District  Namutumba District
Region  Eastern Uganda

Map of Namutumba, Uganda

Namutumba is a town in the Namutumba District of the Eastern Region of Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative, and commercial centre of the district.



Namutumba is approximately 88 kilometres (55 mi), by road, northeast of Jinja, the largest city in the sub-region. This is approximately 43 kilometres (27 mi), by road, northeast of Iganga, the closest large town. The town of Busembatya in Iganga District, about 13.5 kilometres (8.4 mi) to the southwest of Namutumba, is the closest neighboring trading center and has the nearest post office. To the northeast of Namutumba is Tirinyi in Kibuku District, another small town on the main Iganga-Mbale road. The coordinates of Namutumba are 0°50'06.0"N, 33°41'06.0"E (Latitude:0.8350; Longitude:33.6850).


The town of Namutumba is on the major highway between Iganga and Mbale, on the Tirinyi Bridge Road, which is known locally as the Tirinyi–Mbale Road.


The 2002 national census estimated the population of Namutumba at 8,320. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 10,300. In 2011, UBOS estimated the population at 10,600. In 2014, the national population census put the population at 18,736

Points of interest

The following additional points of interest lie within the town limits or close to the edges of the town:

  • offices of Namutumba Town Council
  • Kisiki College
  • Namutumba central market
  • Namutumba Hospital
  • The Iganga-Mbale Road - The road goes through the middle of town.
  • References

    Namutumba, Uganda Wikipedia

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