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Butabika

Butabika

Map of Kampala showing the location of Bukabika.

Coordinates: 00°19′12″N 32°39′27″E / 0.32000°N 32.65750°E / 0.32000; 32.65750

Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Kampala Capital City Authority
Division Nakawa Division
Elevation 1,180 m (3,870 ft)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Butabika is a location in south-eastern Kampala, the capital city of Uganda.

Location

Butabika is bordered by Bweyogerere to the north, Kirinnya, a Ward in Kira Municipality to the east, Luzira and Port Bell to the south, Mutungo to the west and Kireka in Kira Municipality to the northwest. This location is approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi), by road, east of Kampala's central business district.[1] The coordinates of Butabika are:00 19 12N, 32 39 27E (Latitude:0.3200; Longitude:32.6575). Butabika is approximately 1,180 metres (3,870 ft) above sea level.

Overview

Butabika is the location of the largest mental health hospital in Uganda, with an estimated bed capacity of 900. Butabika National Referral Hospital is the country's only referral hospital specializing in mental health. Prior to 2005, the hospital owned the entire area consisting of over 300 acres (120 ha). In 2005, about half of that land was sold to private individuals and institutional developers. One of those developers is Nationwide Properties, a subsidiary of Mukwano Group. Nationwide is constructing a housing estate of 1,400 upscale housing units on 150 acres (61 ha) of prime land, adjacent to Lake Victoria, slated for completion in 2011.[2][3]

Landmarks

The landmarks at or near Butabika include:

  • Butabika National Referral Hospital - The largest mental health facility in Uganda and the only national mental health referral hospital in the country, admitting in excess of 6,000 mental health patients annually.[4]
  • The Institute of Clinical Psychiatric Officers (ICPO) - A Uganda Government-owned school that trains CPOs, administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health[5]
  • Biina Catholic Cathedral - A place of worship affiliated with the Catholic Church
  • Royal Palms Housing Estate - An upscale private real estate development by the Mukwano Group of Companies.[6]

External links

  • Kampala City Guide
  • Butabika National Referral Hospital Homepage

See also

References

Coordinates: 00°19′12″N 32°39′27″E / 0.32000°N 32.65750°E / 0.32000; 32.65750

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