Luuka Town

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Luuka Town
Nickname(s): Kiyunga
Luuka Town is located in Uganda
Luuka Town
Luuka Town
Map of Uganda showing the location of Luuka Town.
Coordinates: 00°45′51″N 33°19′55″E / 0.76417°N 33.33194°E / 0.76417; 33.33194
Region Eastern Uganda
Sub-region Busoga sub-region
District Luuka District
Elevation 1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Luuka Town, also known as Luuka Municipality, but often referred to simply as Luuka, is a town in Eastern Uganda. Prior to 1 July 2010, Luuka Town was known as "Kiyunga".[1] It is the principal political, administrative and commercial center of Luuka District.[2]

Location[edit]

Luuka Town is located in Luuka District, Busoga Sub-region, in the Eastern Region of Uganda. It is located approximately 28 kilometres (17 mi), by road, northwest of Iganga, the nearest large town.[3] This location is approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi), by road, northeast of Jinja, the largest city in the sub-region.[4] The approximate coordinates of the town are:0°45'51.0"N, 33°19'55.0"E (Latitude:0.764167; Longitude:33.331944).[5]

Population[edit]

As of January 2015, the exact population of Luuka Town is not publicly known.

Landmarks[edit]

The landmarks within the town limits or close to the edges of town include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vision, Reporters (22 April 2010). "Government Names Fourteen New Districts". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Walukamba G, Aldon (22 December 2012). "Luuka Residents Reject New Tax". Uganda Radio Network (URN). Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Road Distance Between Iganga And Luuka (Kiyunga) With Interactive Map". Globeeed.com. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Map Showing Jinja And Luuka (Kiyunga) With Route Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Google, . "Location of Luuka Town (Kiyunga) At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 00°45′51″N 33°19′55″E / 0.76417°N 33.33194°E / 0.76417; 33.33194