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Near the grounds of Mbale Pentecostal Theological College
Near the grounds of Mbale Pentecostal Theological College
Mbale is located in Uganda
Location in Uganda
Country Uganda
Regions Eastern Uganda
Subregion Bugisu sub-region
 • Mayor Mutwalibi Mafabi Zandya[1]
Elevation 1,143 m (3,750 ft)
Population (2014 Census)
 • Total 96,189[2]

Mbale is a city in Eastern Region of Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative, and commercial center of Mbale District and the surrounding sub-region.


  • Location 1
  • Population 2
  • Twinning 3
  • Points of interest 4
    • Administrative 4.1
    • Public facilities 4.2
    • Military 4.3
    • Health facilities 4.4
    • Educational institutions 4.5
    • Hotels and recreation centre 4.6
    • Financial institutions 4.7
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Mbale is approximately 245 kilometres (152 mi), by road, northeast of Kampala on an all weather tarmac highway.[3] The coordinates of the city are 1°04'50.0"N, 34°10'30.0"E (Latitude:1.080556; Longitude:34.175000).[4] The city also lies on the railway from Tororo to Pakwach. Mount Elgon, one of the highest peaks in East Africa, is approximately 52 kilometres (32 mi) east of Mbale.[5]


According to the 2002 national census, the population of Mbale was about 71,130. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 81,900. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 91,800.[6] In 2014, the national population census put the population at 96,189.[2]


Mbale was formally linked with the town of

  • About Mbale
  • Climbing Mount Elgon

External links

  1. ^ Mafabi, David (27 October 2013). "NRM Cadres Sabotaging Mbale Progress - Mayor".  
  2. ^ 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  
  3. ^ "Road Distance Between Kampala And Mbale With Map". Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  4. ^  
  5. ^ "Map Showing Mbale And Mount Elgon With Route Marker". Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Estimated Population of Mbale In 2002, 2010 & 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Background of Partnerships Overseas Networking Trust". Partnerships Overseas Networking Trust (PONT). Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Location of Mbale Currency Centre".  


See also

The following financial institutions maintain branches in Mbale.

Financial institutions

  • Mbale Resort Hotel
  • Protea Hotel
  • Green gardens
  • Thatch gardens

Hotels and recreation centre

  • Busitema University Medical School - The medical school of Busitema University, a public institution of higher education
  • The main campus of the Islamic University in Uganda
  • The Mbale Pentecostal Theological College (Pictured, right)
  • The Mbale Campus of Uganda Martyrs University, a private university, whose headquarters are located in Nkozi, Mpigi District.
  • Nabumali High School - The mixed, boarding secondary school, is located about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi), south of Mbale of the Mbale-Tororo Road
  • LivingStone International University - a private university affiliated with the fellowship of Christian Churches and Churches of Christ.
  • The Mbale Campus of Uganda Christian University, a private Christian university, whose main campus is located in Mukono, Mukono District.
  • St Pauls College aka Mbale College a mixed boarding school
  • Mbale senior Secondary School located in Industrial Division of Mbale Municipality
  • Grace Nursery, Primary and Secondary (private)Schools located in Wanale Division of Mbale Municipality

Educational institutions

Health facilities


  • Mbale Central Market
  • Mbale Municipal Stadium - Capacity: 25,000

Public facilities


The following points of interest lie within the city limits or close to its borders:

Mbale PTC

Points of interest


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