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Iganga is located in Uganda
Location in Uganda
Country Uganda
Region Eastern Region of Uganda
Sub-region Busoga sub-region
District Iganga District
Elevation 3,670 ft (1,120 m)
Population (2014 Census)
 • Total 53,870[1]

Iganga is a town in the Eastern Region of Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative, and commercial center of Iganga District, and the district headquarters are located there.


  • Location 1
  • Overview 2
  • Transport 3
  • Population 4
  • Points of interest 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Iganga is located in Uganda's Busoga sub-region. It lies approximately 45 kilometres (28 mi), by road, northeast of the city of Jinja on the highway between Jinja and Tororo.[2] This is approximately 118 kilometres (73 mi), by road, southeast of Mbale, the largest city in the Eastern Region.[3] The coordinates of the town of Iganga are:0°36'54.0"N, 33°29'06.0"E (Latitude:0.6150; Longitude:33.4850).[4]


Iganga town has several Internet cafes, several guest houses, and a bustling market in the center of town beside the taxi park. Points of interest in the town include the DevelopNet Iganga Project, which houses an Internet cafe and a community center for the Iganga District NGO/CBO Forum. International Hand Iganga is a non-governmental organization operating in the area supporting education and community development.


Iganga is served by a station on the Uganda Railways. The highway from the border with Kenya at Malaba, passes through Tororo and through Iganga, on the way to Jinja and on to Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.


In 2002, the national census estimated Iganga's population at 39,500. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 51,800. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Iganga at 53,700.[5] In 2014, the national population census put Iganga's population at 53,870. [1]

Points of interest

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

See also


  1. ^ a b UBOS, . (27 August 2014). "The Population of The Regions of the Republic of Uganda And All Cities And Towns of More Than 15,000 Inhabitants". Quoting  
  2. ^ "Distance Between Jinja and Iganga With Map". Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Map Showing Mbale And Iganga With Distance Marker". Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  4. ^  
  5. ^ UBOS, . "Estimated Population of Iganga In 2002, 2010 & 2011" (PDF).  

External links

  • International Hand Foundation
  • DevelopNet Iganga homepage
  • Busoga University homepage

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