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Map of Kampala showing the location of Nakasero.

Coordinates: 00°19′28″N 32°34′44″E / 0.32444°N 32.57889°E / 0.32444; 32.57889

Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Kampala Capital City Authority
Division Kampala Central Division
Elevation 1,240 m (4,070 ft)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Nakasero is the hill where the central business district of Kampala is located. Kampala is Uganda's capital and largest city.


Nakasero is bordered by Mulago to the north, Makerere to the northwest, Old Kampala to the west, Namirembe and Mengo to the southwest, Nsambya to the south, Kibuli to the southeast and Kololo to the east. The coordinates of Nakasero Hill are: Latitude:0.3244; Longitude:32.5788.


Nakasero Hill is the location of the central business district of Kampala, Uganda's capital city (pop:1,758,543 in 2009 Est). The lower reaches of the western and southern slopes of the hill accommodate the ordinary business and commercial activities of the city. (taxi parks, train station, shopping arcades, banks and regular restaurants). Towards the top of the hill, there are government buildings including the Uganda Parliament Buildings, the Kampala Capital City Authority Building Complex and several government ministries.

The top of Nakasero Hill is the most luxurious address in the city and accommodates the most upscale hotels and restaurants in the country. The Kampala State House is also located here. The northern and eastern slopes of Nakasero Hill house the majority of Diplomatic Missions to Uganda and the residencies of most ambassadors accredited to Uganda.[1]


The numerous landmarks in Kampala's central business district, located on Nakasero hill include but are not limited to the following:

Government Buildings

Banking Institutions

Hotels, Clubs & Casinos

Foreign Embassies

Places of Worship


External links

  • About Nakasero Market


  • Nakasero Farmers Market

See also


Coordinates: 0°19′28″N 32°34′44″E / 0.3244°N 32.5788°E / 0.3244; 32.5788

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