Kapchorwa

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Kapchorwa
(Kapchorwa Municipality)
Town
Kapchorwa is located in Uganda
Kapchorwa
Kapchorwa
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 01°24′00″N 34°27′00″E / 1.40000°N 34.45000°E / 1.40000; 34.45000
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Eastern Uganda
Sub-region Sebei sub-region
District Kapchorwa District
Elevation 5,900 ft (1,800 m)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 12,900

Kapchorwa is a town in Eastern Uganda. It is the main municipal, commercial and administrative center of Kapchorwa District. The district is named after the town.

Location[edit]

The town of Kapchorwa is located in Kapchorwa District, Sebei sub-region, in Uganda's Eastern Region. Its location lies approximately 65 kilometres (40 mi), by road, northeast of Mbale, the largest city in the Eastern Uganda.[1] This location lies approximately 310 kilometres (190 mi), by road, northeast of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in the country.[2] The coordinates of the town are:1°24'00.0"N 34°27'00.0"E (Latitude:1.4000; Longitude:34.4500).[3]

Demographics[edit]

During the 2002 Uganda national population census, Kapchorwa's population was estimated at 8,700. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 12,300. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Kapchorwa at 12,900.[4] The next national population census is planned for August 2014.[5]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest lie within the town limits or close to the edges of the town:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Mbale and Kapchorwa With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Kapchorwa With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Google, . "Location of Kapchorwa At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  4. ^ UBOS, . "Estimated Population of Kapchorwa In 2002, 2010 & 2011". Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Ninsiima, Racheal (14 July 2013). "Uganda Census Planned for 2014". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 31 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 01°24′00″N 34°27′00″E / 1.40000°N 34.45000°E / 1.40000; 34.45000