Kihihi

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Kihihi
Kihiihi
Kihihi is located in Uganda
Kihihi
Kihihi
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.

Location[edit]

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]

Overview[edit]

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]

Population[edit]

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

Landmarks[edit]

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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References[edit]

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