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Makindye

Makindye

Map of Kampala showing the location of Makindye.

Coordinates: 00°16′45″N 32°35′11″E / 0.27917°N 32.58639°E / 0.27917; 32.58639

Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Kampala Capital City Authority
Division Makindye Division
Government
 • Major Dr. Ian Clarke
Elevation 1,230 m (4,040 ft)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Makindye is a hill in Kampala, Uganda's largest city and capital. Makindye is also the seat of Makindye Division, one of the five administrative zones of the city of Kampala. The other four divisions are:

Location

Makindye is bordered by Nsambya to the north, Kibuye to the northwest, Najjanankumbi to the west, Lubowa in Wakiso District to the south, Luwafu to the southeast and Lukuli to the east. Kansanga and Kabalagala lie to Makindye's northeast. The coordinates of Makindye are:00 16 45N, 32 11E (Latitude:0.2791; Longitude:32.5862). The road distance between Makindye and the central business district of Kampala is about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi).[1]

Overview

Makindye at its peak, stands 1,230 metres (4,040 ft) above sea level. It affords a commanding view of the surrounding areas of the city and of neighboring parts of Wakiso District. It also affords a view of Murchison Bay, a part of Lake Victoria to the east and southeast of Makindye. The residential areas on Makindye hill are of middle class proportions. Many of the homes have adjacent plots of land which are often used to grow vegetables.

Landmarks

Landmarks on Makindye Hill or near the hill include:

  • Headquarters of Makindye Division
  • Makindye Military Police Barracks [2]
  • Makindye Foursquare Gospel Church - A place of worship affiliated with the Pentecostal Movement[3]
  • Makindye General Hospital - A public hospital administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health (Construction begins 2012)

Photos

  • Photo of Gas Station in Makindye

See also

References

Coordinates: 00°16′45″N 32°35′11″E / 0.27917°N 32.58639°E / 0.27917; 32.58639

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