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Bugiri is located in Uganda
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°34′10″N 33°44′55″E / 0.56944°N 33.74861°E / 0.56944; 33.74861
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Eastern Uganda
Sub-region Busoga sub-region
District Bugiri District
Elevation 3,540 ft (1,080 m)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 25,900

Bugiri is a town in Eastern Uganda. It is the 'chief town' of Bugiri District and the district headquarters are located there. The district is named after the town.


Bugiri is located approximately 77 kilometres (48 mi), by road, east of Jinja, on the highway between Jinja, the largest city in Busoga sub-region, and Tororo.[1] This location lies approximately 166 kilometres (103 mi), by road, east of Kampala, the capital of Uganda, and the largest city in the country.[2] The coordinates of the town are:0°34'10.0"N, 33°44'55.0"E (Latitude:0.569450; Longitude:33.748600).[3]


Bugiri is a rapidly growing metropolitan area in Eastern Uganda. Lying on the main highway between Uganda's capital, Kampala, and the border towns of Malaba and Busia, Bugiri experiences a lot of automotive traffic carrying both passengers and goods, not only to Uganda but to Rwanda, Burundi and parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Unfortunately the town is also known for its booming sex-trade, particularly in its suburb called Naluwerere.[4][5]


The 2002 national census estimated the population of the town at about 17,050. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 24,800. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Bugiri at 25,900.[6]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest lie within the town limits or near its borders:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Jinja And Bugiri With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Bugiri With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Google, . "Location of Bugiri At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Kakamwa, Charles (29 January 2007). "Minister Explains Cause of Immorality". New Vision. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Walukamba, Aldon (11 January 2014). "Bugiri Sex Workers Change Survival Tactics". Uganda Radio Network. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  6. ^ UBOS, . "Estimated Population of Bugiri In 2002, 2010 & 2011". Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 30 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 00°34′10″N 33°44′55″E / 0.56944°N 33.74861°E / 0.56944; 33.74861