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"Wakiso" redirects here. For Wakiso District, see Wakiso District.
Wakiso Municipality
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.


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]


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


  • Photo of Wakiso Town in 2007

See also


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

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