Buliisa

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Buliisa
Buliisa is located in Uganda
Buliisa
Buliisa
Map of Uganda showing the location of Buliisa.
Coordinates: 02°10′40″N 31°22′54″E / 2.17778°N 31.38167°E / 2.17778; 31.38167
District Buliisa District
Elevation 600 m (2,000 ft)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 28,100
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Buliisa is a town in Western Uganda. It is the 'main town' of Buliisa District and the district headquarters are located there. The district is named after the town.

Location[edit]

Buliisa is located approximately 80 kilometres (50 mi), by road, northwest of Masindi, the largest town in the sub-region.[1] This location lies approximately 305 kilometres (190 mi), by road, northwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country.[2] The coordinates of the town are: 2°10'40.0"N, 31°22'54.0"E (Latitude:2.177778; Longitude:31.381667).[3]

Overview[edit]

Buliisa is a town on the northeastern shores of Lake Albert. The town has gained prominence during the 2000s because of the large hydrocarbon deposits which have been discovered underground in the district and elsewhere in the Bunyoro sub-region.[4][5]

Population[edit]

The 2002 national population census estimated the population of the town at about 22,600. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of Buliisa at 27,400. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of the town at 28,100.[6]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest lie within the town limits or near the edges of town:[7]

  • The headquarters of Buliisa District Administration
  • The offices of Buliisa Town Council
  • Buliisa Resource Center (under construction)
  • Buliisa Health Center IV - (under construction)
  • Buliisa Central Market
  • The Buliisa Offices of Tullow Oil Plc

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Masindi And Buliisa With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Map Showing Buliisa And Kampala With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Google, . "Location of Buliisa At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Kaahwa, Martin (5 March 2009). "Massive Oil Well Tested In Buliisa". New Vision. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Thompkins, Gwen (3 February 2010). "Oil Find In Uganda Cause For Hope, Caution". National Public Radio. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  6. ^ UBOS, . "Estimated Population of Buliisa In 2002, 2010 And 2011". Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Kasita, Ibrahim (17 May 2011). "Poor Skills Cost Locals Juicy Oil Industry Jobs". New Vision. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 02°10′40″N 31°22′54″E / 2.17778°N 31.38167°E / 2.17778; 31.38167