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Kihihi is located in Uganda
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°45′00″S 29°42′00″E / 0.75000°S 29.70000°E / -0.75000; 29.70000
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Western Uganda
Sub-region Kigezi sub-region
District Kanungu District
Elevation 3,740 ft (1,140 m)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 19,200
Time zone East Africa Time (UTC+3)

Kihihi, also spelt as Kihiihi, is a town in Southwestern Uganda. It is the second-largest metropolitan area in Kanungu District, after Kanungu, where the district headquarters are located.


Kihihi is located approximately 88 kilometres (55 mi), by road, northwest of Kabale, the largest city in the sub-region.[1] It lies east of Ishasha, in Rukungiri District. The coordinates of the town are: 00 45 00S, 29 42 00E (Latitude:-0.7500; Longitude:29.7000).[2]


Kihihi is a small town in Kanungu District, approximately 7 kilometres (4.3 mi), east of the International border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo at Ishasha.[3] The town accommodates a large refugee camp administered by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). It also has one bank (Stanbic Bank (Uganda) Limited), one ATM and several motels and lodges.[4]


As of June 2011, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of Kihiihi at approximately 19,200 people.[5]


Landmarks that are located within the town limits or near the edge of town include:

  • The offices and refugee camp of the UNHCR.
  • The offices of Kihihi Town Council
  • Kihihi Farmers Market
  • A branch of Stanbic Bank[6]

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Coordinates: 00°45′00″S 29°42′00″E / 0.75000°S 29.70000°E / -0.75000; 29.70000