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Buwenge is located in Uganda
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°39′00″N 33°10′16″E / 0.65000°N 33.17111°E / 0.65000; 33.17111
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Eastern Uganda
Sub-region Busoga sub-region
District Jinja District
Elevation 3,540 ft (1,080 m)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 18,200

Buwenge is a town in Jinja District in Eastern Uganda. It was proposed as the headquarters of Jinja in 2011 when local leaders in the district were lobbying government to grant it city status.[1]


Buwenge is situated on the main highway between Jinja and Kamuli. It is bordered by Luzinga to the northeast, Butamira to the southeast, Mabira to the south, Mawoto to the west and Kiroro to the north. The town is located approximately 30 kilometres (19 mi), by road, north of Jinja, the largest city in Busoga sub-region.[2] This location lies approximately 96 kilometres (60 mi), by road, northeast of Kampala, the capital of Uganda, and the largest city in the country.[3] The coordinates of the town are:00 39 00N, 33 10 16E (Latitude:0.6500; Longitude:33.1710).


In 2002, the national census estimated the population of the town at about 14,500. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of Buwenge at approximately 17,800.[4] In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Buwenge at 18,200.[5]


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

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Coordinates: 00°39′00″N 33°10′16″E / 0.65000°N 33.17111°E / 0.65000; 33.17111