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Ntungamo Municipality
Ntungamo is located in Uganda
Location in Uganda
Country Uganda
Region Western Region of Uganda
Sub-region Ankole sub-region
District Ntungamo District
Elevation 4,600 ft (1,400 m)
Population (2014 Census)
 • Total 18,854.[1]

Ntungamo is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. It is the largest town in Ntungamo District and the site of the district headquarters.


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


Ntungamo is about 66 kilometres (41 mi), by road, southwest of the town of Mbarara, the largest metropolitan area in the Ankole sub-region, on the highway between Mbarara and Kabale.[2] This is approximately 360 kilometres (220 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.[3] The coordinates of the town are 0°52'55.0"S, 30°15'55.0"E (Latitude:-0.881944; Longitude:30.265278).[4]


Ntungamo is a growing town, located on the Mbarara-Kabale highway. A tarmacked road branches off at Ntungamo to lead to Rukungiri. The town, as of November 2013, was grappling with rapid growth, sanitation, and water supply issues.[5]


The 2002 national census put the population of the town at 13,320. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 16,100. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 16,400.[6] In 2014, the national population census conducted in August that year put the population at 18,854.[1]

Points of interest

The following additional points of interest lie within the town limits or near the town borders:

  • offices of Ntungamo Town Council
  • Ntungamo central market
  • Karegyeya Rock Shelter
  • Itojo Hospital, a public 120-bed hospital administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health, located 22 kilometres (14 mi), northeast of Ntungamo, on the Mbarara-Kabale road
  • Ntungamo-Rukungiri road, an all-tarmac road, starting here and ending in Rukungiri, 50 kilometres (31 mi) to the northwest.[7]

See also


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External links

  • Ntungamo District Homepage
  • Uganda Ministry of Local Government

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