Abim, Uganda

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Abim is located in Uganda
Map of Uganda showing the location of Abim.
Coordinates: 02°42′07″N 33°39′36″E / 2.70194°N 33.66000°E / 2.70194; 33.66000
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Northern Uganda
Sub-region Karamoja sub-region
District Abim District
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 16,000
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Abim is a town in Northern Uganda. It is the chief municipal, administrative and commercial center in Abim District. The district is named after the town.


Abim lies in Abim District, Karamoja sub-region, Northern Region, Uganda|Northern Uganda]]. It is located approximately 140 kilometres (87 mi), by road, northwest of Moroto, the largest town in the sub-region.[1] This location lies approximately 360 kilometres (220 mi), by road, northeast of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country.[2] The coordinates of the town are:2°42'07.2"N 33°39'36.0"E (Latitude:2.7020; Longitude:33.6600).


In 2002, the national population census estimated the population of the town at about 14,840. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population of Abim town at about 15,900. In 2011, UBOS estimated the town's mid-year population at about 16,000.[3]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest lie within the town limits or close to the edges of town:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Abim And Moroto with Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Abim With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  3. ^ UBOS, . "Estimated Population of Abim In 2002, 2010 & 2011". Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 02°42′07″N 33°39′36″E / 2.70194°N 33.66000°E / 2.70194; 33.66000