Lugazi

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Lugazi
Kawolo
Lugazi is located in Uganda
Lugazi
Lugazi
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 0°23′00″N 32°55′27″E / 0.38333°N 32.92417°E / 0.38333; 32.92417
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Buikwe District
Government
 • Mayor John Bosco Asea Ozuma[1]
Elevation 3,950 ft (1,204 m)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 35,500
This article is about the Ugandan town. For the Latvian settlement see Lugaži.

Lugazi is a town in Buikwe District, in Central Uganda. The town is also called Kawolo, and the two names are interchangeably used by the local inhabitants.

Location[edit]

The town is situated in Buikwe District, on the Kampala-Jinja Highway, approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) by road, east of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. [2] Its location is approximately 23 kilometres (14 mi), by road, east of Mukono, the nearest large town, also on the highway between Kampala and Jinja.[3] The coordinates of the town are: 00 23 00N, 32 52 27E. The average elevation of the Lugazi is about 1,204 metres (3,950 ft).

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest lie within the town or close to its boundaries:

Population[edit]

The 2002 national census estimated the population of Lugazi at 27,979. In 2008, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 32,700.[4] In 2011, UBOS estimated the population of Lugazi at about 35,500.[5]

Sports[edit]

In 2012, a Little League baseball team from Lugazi qualified for the 2012 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. This was the second ever team from Uganda to qualify and the first to make the trip to the USA.[6]


Lugazi is also the home of Uganda Revenue Authority,which is one of the top soccer clubs in Uganda.

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References[edit]

Coordinates: 00°23′00″N 32°55′27″E / 0.38333°N 32.92417°E / 0.38333; 32.92417