Kasese Road in Fort Portal
|• Mayor||Asaba Ruyonga|
|Elevation||4,860 ft (1,480 m)|
|Population (2011 Estimate)|
Fort Portal is located approximately 320 kilometres (200 mi) by road, west of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city, on an all-tarmac two-lane highway. The coordinates of the town are: 0° 39' 36" North, 30° 16' 30" East (Latitude:0.6600; Longitude:30.2750).
Fort Portal is named for Sir Gerald Portal, a British Special Commissioner for Uganda, whose statue graces the main road of the town. Situated between the Rwenzori Mountains, Kibale National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park, it is an important market town. Several crater lakes and the Semliki Valley also lie near the town.
According to the 2002 national census, the population of Fort Portal was about 41,000. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 46,300. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Fort Portal at about at 47,100.
|Fort Portal Population Trends|
Points of interest
The following points of interest can be found in the town: