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Wakiso

"Wakiso" redirects here. For Wakiso District, see Wakiso District.
Wakiso
Wakiso Municipality
Wakiso
Wakiso
Location in Uganda

Coordinates: 00°24′00″N 32°28′57″E / 0.40000°N 32.48250°E / 0.40000; 32.48250

Country Region Central Uganda
District Wakiso District
Elevation 3,900 ft (1,200 m)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 21,200

Wakiso is a metropolitan area in Central Uganda. It is the headquarters of Wakiso District, an administrative unit under the Uganda Ministry of Local Government.[1] The district is named after the town.

Location

Wakiso is located on the Kampala-Hoima Highway, approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda, and the largest city in that country.[2] The coordinates of the town are:00 24 00N, 32 28 48E (Latitude:0.4000; Longitude:32.4800).[3]

Demographics

During the 2002 Uganda National Census, Wakiso Town's population was put at 14,603. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at about 20,300.[4] In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Wakiso at 21,200.[5]

Points of interest

The following points of interest are found in Wakiso or close to the town's borders:

  • The headquarters of Wakiso District Administration
  • The offices of Wakiso Town Council
  • A branch of Centenary Bank
  • Wakiso Central Market
  • Bunamwaya Stadium - A 5,000-seater stadium, home to Bunamwaya Football Club
  • The Kampala-Hoima Highway - The highway passes through the town, in a northwest to southeast direction

External links

  • Uganda Ministry of Local Government
  • Wakiso District Internet Portal

Photos

  • Photo of Wakiso Town in 2007

See also

References

Coordinates: 00°23′53″N 32°28′41″E / 0.39806°N 32.47806°E / 0.39806; 32.47806

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