Mayuge

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Mayuge
Mayuge is located in Uganda
Mayuge
Mayuge
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°19′52″N 33°31′48″E / 0.33111°N 33.53000°E / 0.33111; 33.53000
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Eastern Uganda
Sub-region Busoga sub-region
District Mayuge District
Elevation 3,900 ft (1,190 m)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 11,900

Mayuge is a town in Eastern Uganda. It is the 'chief town' of Mayuge District and is the location of the district headquarters. The district is named after the town.

Location[edit]

Mayuge is located approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi), by road, east of the city of Jinja.[1] Neighboring communities include: Bugadi, Bukanya, Bugoto, Wandegeya, Bemba, Namalege, Musita and Ikulwe. The coordinates of the town are:00 19 52N, 33 31 48E (Latitude:0.3310; Longitude:33.5300).

Overview[edit]

Mayuge is a small rural settlement that is in the process of becoming an urban center. The headquarters of Mayuge District are located here. Mayuge is the only municipality in Mayuge District. Sanitation is one of the major challenges that the new town faces.[2]

Population[edit]

In 2002, the national census estimated Mayuge's population at about 8,720. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at approximately 11,500. In 2011, UBOS estimated the population of Mayuge Town at about 11,900.[3]

Economic activity[edit]

The economic activity in the town revolves mainly around subsistence agriculture, poultry farming and animal husbandry.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Distance Between Mayuge And Jinja With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Kakamwa, Charles (8 September 2010). "Poor Sanitation Worries Mayuge Town Residents". New Vision. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  3. ^ UBOS, . "Estimated Population of Mayuge In 2002, 2010 & 2011". Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Kato, Joshua (8 March 2009). "From One Hen, Kibowa Has Said Farewell to Poverty". New Vision. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 00°19′52″N 33°31′48″E / 0.33111°N 33.53000°E / 0.33111; 33.53000