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This article is about the town. For the district of which it is headquarters, see Kamwenge District.
Kamwenge is located in Uganda
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°11′10″N 30°27′14″E / 0.18611°N 30.45389°E / 0.18611; 30.45389
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Western Uganda
Sub-region Toro sub-region
District Kamwenge District
Elevation 4,200 ft (1,280 m)
Population (2014 Census)
 • Total 19,240[1]

Kamwenge is a town in Western Uganda. It is the 'chief town' of Kamwenge District and the district headquarters are located there. The district is named after the town.


Kamwenge is located approximately 300 kilometres (190 mi), by road, west of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[2] This location lies approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi), by road, southeast of Fort Portal, the largest town in the sub-region.[3] The coordinates of the town are:0°11'10.0"N, 30°27'14.0"E (Latitude:0.186111; Longitude:30.453889).[4]


The 2002 population of Kamwenge was recorded at about 13,320 by the national population census. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 16,100. In 2011, UBOS estimated the population of Kamwenge at 16,300.[5] During the 2014 national population census, the population of Kamwnge was put at 19,240.[1]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest lie within the town or near its borders:

See also[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 25 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Distance Between Kampala And Kamwenge With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Map Showing Fort Portal And Kamwenge With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Google, . "Location of Kamwenge At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  5. ^ UBOS, . "Estimated Population of Kamwenge In 2002, 2010, 2011". Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 6 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 00°11′10″N 30°27′14″E / 0.18611°N 30.45389°E / 0.18611; 30.45389