Oyam, Uganda

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Oyam is located in Uganda
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 02°14′06″N 32°23′06″E / 2.23500°N 32.38500°E / 2.23500; 32.38500
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Northern Uganda
Sub-region Lango sub-region
District Oyam District
Elevation 3,000 ft (900 m)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 14,500

Oyam is a town in Northern Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative and commercial centre of Oyam District. The district is named after the town.


Oyam is bordered by Anyeke to the north, Loro to the east, Adiegi to the south, Aber to the southwest and Pamwa to the northwest. The town is located approximately 78 kilometres (48 mi), by road, west of Lira, the largest city in Lango sub-region.[1] The coordinates of the town are:2°14'06.0"N, 32°23'06.0"E (Latitude:2.2350; Longitude:32.3850).[2]


The 2002 national population census estimated the town population at about 10,600. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 14,000. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Oyam at 14,500.[3] The next national population census is planned for August 2014.[4]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest lie within the town limits or close to the edges of the town:

  • The headquarters of Oyam District Administration
  • The offices of Oyam Town Council
  • Oyam Central Market
  • The Kamdini-Lira Highway, lies immediately south of Oyam's town limits
  • Tochi River, lies within walking distance, to the west of Oyam.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Distance Between Lira And Oyam With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Location of Oyam Town At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  3. ^ UBOS, . (2011). "Estimated Population of Oyam Town In 2002, 2010 & 2012". Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Baguma, Raymond (12 September 2013). "National Population Census for 2014". Retrieved 22 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 02°14′06″N 32°23′06″E / 2.23500°N 32.38500°E / 2.23500; 32.38500