Bundibugyo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bundibugyo
Bundibugyo.jpg
Bundibugyo is located in Uganda
Bundibugyo
Bundibugyo
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°42′36″N 30°03′54″E / 0.71000°N 30.06500°E / 0.71000; 30.06500
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Western Uganda
Sub-region Rwenzururu sub-region
District Bundibugyo District
Elevation 2,820 ft (860 m)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 21,600

Bundibugyo is a town in Western Uganda. It is the 'chief town' of Bundibugyo District and the district headquarters are located there.

Location[edit]

Bundibugyo is located approximately 32 kilometres (20 mi), by road, west of Fort Portal and 71 kilometres (44 mi), by road, north of Kasese, the largest town in the sub-region.[1] The coordinates of the town are: 00 42 36N, 30 03 54E (Latitude: 0.7100; Longitude: 30.0650).

Overview[edit]

Bundibugyo is one of the most western of all Uganda's district capitals. Although Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri are located further west than Bundibugyo, it is the only Ugandan district capital located west of the Rwenzori Mountains. It sits at an altitude of 900 metres (3,000 ft), above sea level. The predominant ethnicities in the town are the Bamba and the Bakonjo. However other ethnicities coexist with them including the Batooro, Bakiga, Banyoro and the Banyankole.

Population[edit]

The 2002 national census estimated the population of Bundibugyo at 13,782. In 2008, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 18,500.[2] In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Bundibugyo at 21,600.[3]

Landmarks[edit]

The landmarks within the town limits and close to the edges of town include:

External links[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 00°42′36″N 30°03′54″E / 0.71000°N 30.06500°E / 0.71000; 30.06500