Uganda National Mosque

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Uganda National Mosque
Arabic: المسجد الوطني أوغندا
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Location in Kampala
Coordinates: 0°18′56″N 32°34′07″E / 0.315539°N 32.568591°E / 0.315539; 32.568591Coordinates: 0°18′56″N 32°34′07″E / 0.315539°N 32.568591°E / 0.315539; 32.568591
Location Kampala, Uganda
Established 2008
Branch/tradition Sunni Islam
Administration Uganda Muslim Supreme Council
Architectural information
Capacity 12,200
Covered area 12 acres
Dome(s) 5
Minaret(s) 1
Minaret height 50.5 metres
Materials Reinforced concrete

Uganda National Mosque (formerly known as Gaddafi National Mosque) is a mosque situated at Kampala Hill in the Old Kampala area of Kampala, Uganda. Completed in 2006, it seats up to 15,000 worshipers and can hold another 1,100 in the gallery, while the terrace will cater for another 3,500. Colonel Muammar Gaddafi of Libya commissioned the mosque as a gift to Uganda, and for the benefit of the Muslim population.  Uganda has many mosques but this one is a skyscraper mosque.[1]

The completed mosque was opened officially in June 2007 and houses the head offices of Uganda Muslim Supreme Council.[2]

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  1. ^ New Mosque Redraws Kampala's Skyline UGPulse.com, August 24, 2006
  2. ^ "Uganda People News: Kayongo free to enter Gaddafi Mosque-Mubajje". Ultimate Media Consult. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 

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