|Elevation||3,220 ft (980 m)|
|Population (2011 Estimates)|
Kumi Town, commonly refeered to as Kumi, is a town in Eastern Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative and commercial center in Kumi District and is the location of the district headquarters. The district is named after the town.
Kumi is located approximately 62 kilometres (39 mi), by road, northwest of Mbale, on the highway between Mbale and Soroti. The coordinates of the town are:1° 29' 24.00"N, 33° 56' 6.00"E (Latitude:1.4900; Longitude:33.9350).
The national census in 2002 estimated the population of the town of Kumi at 8,807. In 2008, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 11,400. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Kumi Town at approximately 13,000.
Points of interest
The following points of interest lie within the town limits or close to the edges of town:
- The headquarters of Kumi District Administration
- The offices of Kumi Town Council
- Kumi Central Market
- Kumi Hospital - A 200 bed public hospital, administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health
- The main campus of Kumi University, a private institution of tertiary education - Located about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi), west of the central business district of the town
- A branch of Finance Trust Bank
- A branch of Stanbic Bank
- The Mbale-Soroti Road - The road passes through town in a southeastern to northwestern direction
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