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Mpigi is an important transit town located approximately 37 kilometres (23 mi) west of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city, on the highway to Masaka. The location of Mpigi town makes it an access location to Mpigi District, Wakiso District, Butambala District, Gomba District, Mityana District, Kalungu District and Kalangala District, through various fishing landing sites on the shores of Lake Victoria. The coordinates of the town are: 00° 13' 48" North and 32° 19' 48" East.(Latitude:0.2300; Longitude:32.3300). On Mbale Hill, which lies within the town, resides one of Buganda's most renowned Mythical Legends or traditional gods; Kibuuka Omumbaale. This hill is the Ancestral Home of the "Ndiga" (Sheep) Clan.
During the 2002 national census, the population of Mpigi town was estimated at 34,400. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 38,300. In 2011, UBOS estimated the population of Mpigi at 38,800.
Points of interest
The following points of interest are located in Mpigi, or near its borders:
- The headquarters of Mpigi District Administration
- Planet Property Agents
- The offices of Mpigi Town Council
- Mpigi Central Market
- A branch of Stanbic Bank
- Mpigi Military Barracks - An establishment of the Uganda People's Defence Force
- Mpigi Police Barracks - An establishment of the Uganda Police Force
- Mpigi Prison - An establishment of the Uganda Prisons Department
- Mpigi Hospital - A 100-bed hospital administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health
The town is well known as the capital of the drum factories such as the ngoma drums. All drums here are handmade.
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- "Estimated Population of Mpigi In 2002, 2010 & 2011". Uganda Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
- Lule, Jeff (14 April 2011). "Mpigi Health Centre Upgraded To Hospital". Retrieved 17 April 2014.