|Elevation||1,280 m (4,200 ft)|
|Population (2011 Estimate)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
Rakai is located approximately 62 kilometres (39 mi), by road, southwest of Masaka, the largest town in the sub-region. This location is approximately 208 kilometres (129 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. The coordinates of Rakai are: 00 42 36S, 31 24 18E (Latitude:-0.7100; Longitude:31.4050).
The 2002 national census put the population of the town at 5,923. In 2011, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the mid-year population of Rakai at 7,000.
Points of interest
The following points of interest are located within the town limits or close to its edges:
- The headquarters of Rakai District Administration
- The offices of Rakai Town Council
- Rakai Central Market
- Rakai Hospital - A 100-bed public hospital administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health