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Region  Western Uganda
District  Rukungiri District

Rukungiri is a town in Western Uganda. It is the chief town of Rukungiri District and the district headquarters are located there. The district was named after the town in 1980.


Map of Rukungiri


Rukungiri is a two-street town surrounded by numerous shapely hills and valleys. However, most of the surrounding hills have lost their natural shapes due to human activity, most notably agriculture. The town itself is located on a hilltop, giving you a vantage view of the surrounding hills. In some places, the terraces on the hills where agricultural activities are ongoing decorate the hills from the foot to the peak, rendering the view across Rukungiri even more beautiful.


According to the 2002 national population census, Rukungiri Municipality had 12,765 inhabitants. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 14,400. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Rukungiri at 14,700. In 2014, the national population census put the population of Rukungiri at 36,509.

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Rukungiri is located approximately 68 kilometres (42 mi), by road, north of Kabale, the largest town in the sub-region. This location lies approximately 400 kilometres (250 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda, and the largest city in that country. The coordinates of the town are:0°4724.0"S, 29°5530.0"E (Latitude:-0.7900; Longitude:29.9250).

Points of interest

The following points of interest are located in Rukungiri or near the town limits:

  • The headquarters of Rukungiri District
  • The offices of Rukungiri Town Council
  • A branch of Centenary Bank
  • A branch of Equity Bank
  • A branch of Stanbic Bank
  • A branch of Pride Microfinance Limited
  • A branch of UGAFODE Microfinance Limited
  • Rukungiri Central Market - The largest source of fresh-produce in the town
  • References

    Rukungiri Wikipedia (,),),),),),),)

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