Nkokonjeru

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Nkokonjeru
Nkokonjeru is located in Uganda
Nkokonjeru
Nkokonjeru
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°14′22″N 32°55′23″E / 0.23944°N 32.92306°E / 0.23944; 32.92306
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Buikwe District
Elevation 3,900 ft (1,200 m)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 14,000

Nkokonjeru is a town in Buikwe District, Central Uganda. The town is a municipality under Buikwe District Administration.[1] The other municipalities in the district include:

The town's name translates into White Chicken in English.[2]

Location[edit]

Nkokonjeru is located in Buikwe District, approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi), by road, southwest of Buikwe, the location of the district headquarters.[3] The town is also located approximately 45 kilometres (28 mi), by road, southwest of Njeru, the largest metropolitan area in the district.[4] This location is approximately 48 kilometres (30 mi), by road, southeast of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in the country.[5] The coordinates of Nkokonjeru are:00 14 22N, 32 55 23E (Latitude:0.2395; Longitude:32.9230).

Overview[edit]

Nkokonjeru was the location of a traditional shine where the Baganda used to sacrifice white chicken prior to 1890. In 1891, the Mill Hill Fathers established a Catholic Parish in the area. When lightning felled the sacrifice tree, the missionaries used the wood to burn bricks and build the Parish Church. Subsequently, they built schools, a hospital and a teacher's college. The Catholic Parish of Nkonkonjeru has over 45,000 registered parishioners, as of August 2009.[6]

Population[edit]

The 2002 national census estimated the population of Nkokonjeru 11,095. In 2008, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 13,000.[7] In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Nkokonjeru at 14,000.[8]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest lie within or near Nkokonjeru:

  • The offices of Nkokonjeru Town Council
  • St. Francis Hospital, Nkokonjeru - A 200 bed community hospital administered by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lugazi[9]
  • Nkokonjeru Church of Uganda Primary School
  • St. Paul's Primary School, Nkokonjeru
  • St. Peter's Secondary School, Nkokonjeru
  • Nkokonjeru Teacher Training College
  • Nkokonjeru Technical College
  • Nkokonjeru Catholic Church
  • Stella Maris Boarding Primary School, Nsuube
  • Stella Maris College, Nsuube
  • St. Alphonsus Demonstration School
  • St. Anthony Convent Secondary School
  • Providence Home
  • Rural Agency for Sustainable Development (RASD)
  • Nkokonjeru Savings and Credit Co-operative (SACCO)
  • Mother Kevin Vocation Institute
  • St. Claire Primary School
  • Little Angels Primary School[10]

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Coordinates: 00°14′22″N 32°55′23″E / 0.23944°N 32.92306°E / 0.23944; 32.92306