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Title: Kapchorwa  
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Subject: Kapchorwa District, Eastern Region, Uganda, Alex Malinga, Sipi Falls, Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet
Collection: Eastern Region, Uganda, Kapchorwa District, Populated Places in Uganda
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(Kapchorwa Municipality)
Kapchorwa is located in Uganda
Location in Uganda
Country Uganda
Region Eastern Uganda
Sub-region Sebei sub-region
District Kapchorwa District
Elevation 5,900 ft (1,800 m)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 12,900

Kapchorwa is a town in the Eastern Region of Uganda. It is the main municipal, commercial, and administrative center of Kapchorwa District.


  • Location 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Points of interest 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The town of Kapchorwa is located in the Sebei sub-region, approximately 65 kilometres (40 mi), by road, northeast of Mbale, the largest city in the Eastern Region.[1] This is approximately 310 kilometres (190 mi), by road, northeast of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[2] The coordinates of the town are 1°24'00.0"N 34°27'00.0"E (Latitude:1.4000; Longitude:34.4500).[3]


During the 2002 national population census, Kapchorwa's population was estimated at 8,700. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 12,300. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 12,900.[4]

Points of interest

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

See also


  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Mbale and Kapchorwa With Map". Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Kapchorwa With Distance Marker". Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  3. ^  
  4. ^ UBOS, . "Estimated Population of Kapchorwa In 2002, 2010 & 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 31 May 2014. 

External links

  • Kapchorwa District Profile

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