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Manafwa is located in Uganda
Map of Uganda showing the location of Manafwa.
Coordinates: 01°01′19″N 34°22′30″E / 1.02194°N 34.37500°E / 1.02194; 34.37500
Country  Uganda
District Manafwa District
Elevation 1,370 m (4,490 ft)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 15,800
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Manafwa is a town in Eastern Uganda. It is the largest town in Manafwa District and the district headquarters are located there. The district is named after the town.


Manafwa is located approximately 26 kilometres (16 mi), by road, southeast of the city of Mbale, the largest metropolitan area in the sub-region.[1] This location lies approximately 270 kilometres (170 mi), by road. northeast of Kampala, Uganda's capital city.[2] The coordinates of the town are: 01 01 19N, 34 22 30E (Latitude:1.0220; Longitude:34.3750).


Manafwa is the location of the district headquarters of Manafwa District. The town is a sister city to the town of Åmål, Sweden. Manafwa is located within Mount Elgon National Park. The town is surrounded by tropical mountainous terrain, at an altitude of approximately 1,400 metres (4,600 ft), above sea level.


The national population census in 2002, put the town population at about 11,740. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics(UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 15,400. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Manafwa at 15,800.[3]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest lie within the town limits or near the edges of town:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Distance Between Mbale And Manafwa With Map". Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Manafwa With Distance Marker". Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  3. ^ UBOS, . "Estimated Population of Manafwa In 2002, 2010 & 2011". Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 28 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 01°01′19″N 34°22′30″E / 1.02194°N 34.37500°E / 1.02194; 34.37500