Fort Portal

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Fort Portal
Kabarole
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Fort Portal is located in Uganda
Fort Portal
Fort Portal
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°39′36″N 30°16′30″E / 0.66000°N 30.27500°E / 0.66000; 30.27500
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Western Uganda
Sub-region Toro sub-region
District Kabarole District
Government
 • Mayor Asaba Ruyonga
Elevation 4,860 ft (1,480 m)
Population (2014 Census)
 • Total 54,275[1]

Fort Portal is a town in Western Uganda. It is the seat of both Kabarole District and Toro Kingdom.

Location[edit]

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.[2] The coordinates of the town are: 0° 39' 36" North, 30° 16' 30" East (Latitude:0.6600; Longitude:30.2750).

Overview[edit]

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.

Population[edit]

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.[3] Using that data, it is estimated that the population trends in the town between 2002 and 2013 were as illustrated in the table below:

  • 2002 - 41,000
  • 2003 - 41,600
  • 2004 - 42,200
  • 2005 - 42,900
  • 2006 - 43,500
  • 2007 - 44,200
  • 2008 - 44,900
  • 2009 - 45,500
  • 2010 - 46,200
  • 2011 - 47,100
  • 2012 - 48,000
  • 2013 - 49,100

In August 2014, the national population census put the population of Fort Portal at 54,275.[1]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest can be found in the town:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b UBOS, . (27 August 2014). "The Population of The Regions of the Republic of Uganda And All Cities And Towns of More Than 15,000 Inhabitants". Citypopulation.de Quoting Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Distance Between Kampala And Fort Portal With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Estimated Population of Fort Portal In 2002, 2010 & 2011". Uganda Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Partial Listing of Branches of Bank of Africa Uganda". Banks-Uganda.com. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Profile of or Portal Town". Guide2Uganda.com. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  6. ^ UNAS, . (2014). "List of Accredited Universities In Uganda". Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS). Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "List of Bank of Uganda Currency Centers". Bank of Uganda. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 

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Coordinates: 00°39′36″N 30°16′30″E / 0.66000°N 30.27500°E / 0.66000; 30.27500