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Kitgum

Kitgum
Kitgum
Kitgum
Map of Uganda showing the location of Kitgum.

Coordinates: 03°17′20″N 32°52′40″E / 3.28889°N 32.87778°E / 3.28889; 32.87778

Country  Uganda
Region Northern Uganda
Sub-region Acholi sub-region
District Kitgum District
Elevation 760 m (2,490 ft)
Population (2011 Estimate.)
 • Total 59,700
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Kitgum is a municipality in Kitgum District, in Northern Uganda. The town is administered by Kitgum Town Council, an Urban Local Government within Kitgum District Administration. It is the largest metropolitan area in Kitgum District and the district headquarters are located there.

Location

Kitgum is bordered by Padibe to the north, Mucwini to the northeast, Kitgum Matidi to the east, Acholibur to the south and Pajimu to the west. The town is located approximately 452 kilometres (281 mi), by road, north of Uganda's capital, Kampala. [1] This location lies approximately 105 kilometres (65 mi), by road, northeast of Gulu, the largest town in the sub-region.[2] The coordinates of the town are:03 17 20N, 32 52 40E (Latitude:3.2888; Longitude:32.8777).

Population

The 2002 national census estimated the population of Kitgum at about 41,820. In 2008 the Ugandan Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 52,900.[3] In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Kitgum at 59,700.[4]

Landmarks

The following landmarks are located within or near the town of Kitgum:

Other points of interest

Other points of interest in the town of Kitgum include:

External links

  • Epidemic of Hepatitis E in Kitgum and Environs

See also

References

Coordinates: 0°21′12″N 32°45′19″E / 0.35333°N 32.75528°E / 0.35333; 32.75528

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