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"Mpigi, Uganda" redirects here. For Mpigi District, see Mpigi District.
Mpigi is located in Uganda
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°13′48″N 32°19′48″E / 0.23000°N 32.33000°E / 0.23000; 32.33000
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Mpigi District
Population (2014 Census)
 • Total 44,274[1]

Mpigi is a town in Mawokota County, Mpigi District, in Central Uganda. Mpigi is the municipal, administrative and commercial headquarters of Mpigi District. The district is named after the town.


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.[2] 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.[3] In 2014, the national population census put the population of Mpigi at 44,274.[1]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest are located in Mpigi, or near its borders:


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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  1. ^ a b UBOS, . (27 August 2014). "The Population of The Regions of the Republic of Uganda And All Cities And Towns of More Than 15,000 Inhabitants". Quoting Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Kampala And Mpigi With Map". Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Estimated Population of Mpigi In 2002, 2010 & 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Lule, Jeff (14 April 2011). "Mpigi Health Centre Upgraded To Hospital". Retrieved 17 April 2014. 

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Coordinates: 00°13′48″N 32°19′48″E / 0.23000°N 32.33000°E / 0.23000; 32.33000