Kitgum, Uganda

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Kitgum is located in Uganda
Map of Uganda showing the location of Kitgum.
Coordinates: 03°17′20″N 32°52′40″E / 3.28889°N 32.87778°E / 3.28889; 32.87778
Country  Uganda
Region Northern Uganda
Sub-region Acholi sub-region
District Kitgum District
Elevation 760 m (2,490 ft)
Population (2014 Census)
 • Total 44,604[1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Kitgum is a municipality in Kitgum District, in Northern Uganda. The town is administered by Kitgum Town Council, an Urban Local Government within Kitgum District Administration. It is the largest metropolitan area in Kitgum District and the district headquarters are located there.


Kitgum is bordered by Padibe to the north, Mucwini to the northeast, Kitgum Matidi to the east, Acholibur to the south and Pajimu to the west. The town is located approximately 108 kilometres (67 mi), by road, northeast of Gulu, the largest city in the sub-region.[2] This location lies approximately 460 kilometres (290 mi), by road, north of north of Uganda's capital, Kampala.[3]


On 27 August 2014, the national population census put the population of Kitgum town at 44,604.[1]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest are located within or near the town of Kitgum:

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". Quoting Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Distance Between Gulu And Kitgum With Map". Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Kitgum, With Distance Marker". Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Strolling, Guides (2008). "Profile of Kitgum Town". Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Newvision, Archive (9 April 2010). "Onek Changes Gulu Sky-Line". New Vision (Kampala). 
  6. ^ desktop/forms

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Coordinates: 0°21′12″N 32°45′19″E / 0.35333°N 32.75528°E / 0.35333; 32.75528