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Kampala-Jinja Highway

Kampala-Jinja Highway is a road in Uganda, connecting the cities of Kampala and Jinja. Sometimes referred to as Kampala-Jinja Road, it is a busy road, with several towns, trading centers and other landmarks along the way.

Location

The highway stretches from Kampala, Uganda's largest city and capital to Jinja, the country's second largest commercial center, a distance of approximately 86 kilometres (53 mi). [1]

Overview

The highway is an all-weather tarmac single carriageway road in good condition. The highway forms a section of the road system that connects the East African cities of Bujumbura, (Burundi), Kigali, (Rwanda) and Kampala, (Uganda) to Nairobi, (Kenya) and ultimately to the Kenyan port of Mombasa. The road is a vital commercial link to the outside world for the three land-locked countries.[2]

Landmarks

Some of the landmarks along or near the Kampala-Jinja Highway include:

External links

  • Mabira Forest covers over 300km²
  • Government Tams-up With World Bank To Build Over $1.5b Road Projects

See also

References

Coordinates: 00°22′N 32°53′E / 0.367°N 32.883°E / 0.367; 32.883

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