|Elevation||3,540 ft (1,080 m)|
|Population (2011 Estimate)|
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. This location lies approximately 166 kilometres (103 mi), by road, east of Kampala, the capital of Uganda, and the largest city in the country. The coordinates of the town are:0°34'10.0"N, 33°44'55.0"E (Latitude:0.569450; Longitude:33.748600).
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.
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.
Points of interest
The following points of interest lie within the town limits or near its borders:
- A branch of Posta Uganda
- Computer Doctor Uganda - An e-resource centre in town. Located opposite Posta Uganda
- The headquarters of Bugiri District Administration
- The offices of Bugiri Town Council
- A branch of Centenary Bank
- A branch of Equity Bank
- A branch of Finance Trust Bank
- A branch of Pride Microfinance Limited
- Executive Hotel Bugiri - A private hospitality establishment
- Bugiri Hospital - A 100 bed public hospital administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health
- Bugiri Central Market
- The Jinja-Malaba Road - The road passes through the town in a general west to east direction.
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