Mirama Hills

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The nearby town in Rwanda is called Kagitumba.
Mirama Hills
Mirama Hills is located in Uganda
Mirama Hills
Mirama Hills
Map of Uganda showing the location of Mirama Hills
Coordinates: 01°03′03″S 30°27′36″E / 1.05083°S 30.46000°E / -1.05083; 30.46000
Elevation 1,360 m (4,460 ft)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Mirama Hills is a town in Western Uganda.

Location[edit]

Mirama Hills is located in Ntungamo District, Ankole sub-region, in Southwestern Uganda. The town lies at Uganda's border with Rwanda, and lies very close to the point where the borders of Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania intersect. It is located approximately 350 kilometres (220 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[1] This location lies approximately 30 kilometres (19 mi), by road, southeast of Ntungamo, the administrative center and the largest town in the district.[2] The coordinates of the town are:1°03'03.0"S, 30°27'36.0"E (Latitude:-1.050820; Longitude:30.459990).[3]

Overview[edit]

The small town of Mirama Hills, Ntungamo District, in Southwestern Uganda, sits on Uganda's border with the Republic of Rwanda, very close to the three-corners point where the borders of the two countries meet with the border with Tanzania. To the immediate north of the town lie the hills from which the town derives its name, rising to heights of 1,560 metres (5,120 ft), above sea-level. The town lies on the banks of River Muvumba, a tributary of the Kagera River. Immediately south of Mirama Hills, across the border, in Rwanda, lies the town of Kagitumba. The Mirama Hills - Kagitumba border crossing is one of the two busiest transit points between Uganda and Rwanda; the other being the Katuna - Gatuna border crossing.[4] Currently, the border crossing point is undergoing upgrades to facilitate a single clearance process involving one joint stop for both countries.[5]

Population[edit]

The exact population of Mirama Hills is not known as of June 2014.

Points of interest[edit]

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

  • The offices of Mirama Hills Town Council
  • The International Border Crossing between Uganda and the Republic of Rwanda
  • The confluence of Muvumba River and Kagera River - This point marks the confluence of the International borders of Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
  • Mirama Hills Central Market
  • The Mirama Hills - Ntungamo Road - Plans are underway to tarmac the now gravel road.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Map Showing Kampala and Mirama Hills (Kagitumba) With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Ntungamo And Mirama Hills (Kagitumba) With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Google, . "Location of Mirama Hills At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Rwembeho, Stephen (13 My 2014). "Rwanda: Business Operators Optimistic Over New Border Facility at Kagitumba". New Times (Rwanda) via AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Jaramogi, Patrick (2011). "Clearance of Border Goods to Take Hours". New Vision Mobile. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Civil Works for Upgrading of Nine (9) National Roads from Gravel to Paved (Bituminous) Standard". Devex.com. June 2010. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 01°03′03″S 30°27′36″E / 1.05083°S 30.46000°E / -1.05083; 30.46000