|Elevation||1,080 m (3,540 ft)|
|Population (2011 Estimate)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
Bukedea is a town in Eastern Uganda. It is the chief municipal, administrative and commercial center of Bukedea District and the district headquarters are located there. The district is named after the town.
Bukedea is situated on the main highway (A-109) between Mbale and Soroti. It is located approximately 80 kilometres (50 mi), by road, southeast of Soroti, the largest city in Teso sub-region. This location lies approximately 250 kilometres (160 mi), by road, northeast of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country. The coordinates of the town are:01 20 51N, 34 02 40E (Latitude:1.3475; Longitude:34.0445).
According to the 2002 national census, the population of Bukedea was about 25,130. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 35,100. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Bukedea at 36,700.
Points of interest
The following points of interest are located within the town limits or close to the edges of town:
- The headquarters of Bukedea District Administration
- The offices of Bukedea Town Council
- A mobile branch of PostBank Uganda
- Bukedea Central Market
- The Mbale-Lira Highway - The highway passes through the middle of town.
- "Road Distance Between Soroti And Bukedea With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
- "Map Showing Kampala And Bukedea With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
- "Estimated Population of Bukedea In 2002, 2010 & 2011". Uganda Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 17 May 2014.