Njeru

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Njeru
Njeru is located in Uganda
Njeru
Njeru
Map of Uganda showing the location of Njeru.
Coordinates: 0°25′07″N 33°10′15″E / 0.41861°N 33.17083°E / 0.41861; 33.17083Coordinates: 0°25′07″N 33°10′15″E / 0.41861°N 33.17083°E / 0.41861; 33.17083
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 Uganda. It is the largest town in the district.

Location[edit]

Njeru is located approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of Buikwe, where the district headquarters are located.[1] This location is about 4.5 kilometres (2.8 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.

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:

Population[edit]

The population of Njeru, according to the 2002 national census was 51,236. In 2008, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 59,900.[4] In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Njeru at 64,900.[5]

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