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Bugembe is located in Uganda
Map of Uganda showing the location of Bugembe.
Coordinates: 00°28′03″N 33°14′30″E / 0.46750°N 33.24167°E / 0.46750; 33.24167
District Jinja District
Elevation 1,180 m (3,870 ft)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 33,100
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Bugembe is a town in Jinja District, Eastern Uganda. It is the seat of the Kingdom of Busoga, one of the four constitutional mornachies in Uganda, which is coterminus with Busoga sub-region.


Bugembe is located approximately 8.5 kilometres (5.3 mi), by road, northeast of Jinja, the largest city in the sub-region.[1] The town is located on the highway between Jinja and Iganga. The coordinates of Bugembe are:00 28 03N, 33 14 30E (Latitude:0.4675; Longitude:33.2415).


In 2008, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 30,600.[2] In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Bugembe at 33,100.[3]


The landmarks within the town limits or near the edges of town include:

  • The offices of Bugembe Town Council
  • The headquarters of the Kingdom of Busoga
  • Bugembe Police Barracks
  • Nakanyangi Primary School
  • Jinja Lake View Primary School
  • Nakanyonyi Girls' Primary School
  • St. Thaddeus Secondary School
  • Bugembe Central Market
  • Bugembe Health Center
  • St. Florence Secondary School
  • Vic View High School
  • Wanyange Girls' Secondary School

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Coordinates: 00°28′03″N 33°14′30″E / 0.46750°N 33.24167°E / 0.46750; 33.24167