Njeru

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Njeru
Njeru is located in Uganda
Njeru
Njeru
Map of Uganda showing the location of Njeru.
Coordinates: 0°25′52″N 33°08′52″E / 0.43111°N 33.14778°E / 0.43111; 33.14778Coordinates: 0°25′52″N 33°08′52″E / 0.43111°N 33.14778°E / 0.43111; 33.14778
Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Buikwe District
County Buikwe County
Constituency Buikwe North
Government
 • Member of Parliament Kakoba Onyango
Elevation 1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 64,900
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Njeru is a town in Buikwe District, Central Region of Uganda. It is the largest town in the district.

Location[edit]

Njeru is located approximately 32 kilometres (20 mi) northeast of Buikwe, where the district headquarters are located.[1] This location lies about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) west of downtown Jinja.[2] The town is located across River Nile from the city of Jinja and is functionally a suburb of that city. The coordinate of Njeru Town Council are:0°25'52.0"N, 33°08'52.0"E (Latitude:0.431111; Longitude:33.147778).[3]

Economic Activity[edit]

There are several industries and businesses located in Njeru that provide employment to a significant number of people and contribute significantly to the economy of Uganda. These include but are not limited to:

Transportation[edit]

Both the old Kampala-Jinja Highway and the new Kampala–Jinja Expressway, pass through Njeru and are part of the northern corridor of the Trans-Africa Highway. The Kampala–Jinja Expressway connects to the New Jinja Bridge in Njeru.

Population[edit]

The population of Njeru, according to the 2002 national census was 51,236. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 63,200. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Njeru at 64,900.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Buikwe And Njeru With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Map Showing Njeru And Jinja With Interactive Route Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Google, . "Location of Njeru Town Council At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Madhvani Group: Packaging - East African Packaging Solutions Limited". Kakira Sugar Works. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  5. ^ UBOS, . (2011). "Estimated Population of Njeru In 2002, 2010 And 2011". Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 21 January 2015. 

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