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Rukungiri is located in Uganda
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°47′24″S 29°55′30″E / 0.79000°S 29.92500°E / -0.79000; 29.92500Coordinates: 00°47′24″S 29°55′30″E / 0.79000°S 29.92500°E / -0.79000; 29.92500
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Western Uganda
Sub-region Kigezi sub-region
District Rukungiri District
Elevation 5,380 ft (1,640 m)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 14,700

Rukungiri is a town in Western Uganda. It is the 'chief town' of Rukungiri District and the district headquarters are located there. The district was named after the town in 1980.


Rukungiri is located approximately 68 kilometres (42 mi), by road, north of Kabale, the largest town in the sub-region.[1] This location lies approximately 400 kilometres (250 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda, and the largest city in that country.[2] The coordinates of the town are:0°47'24.0"S, 29°55'30.0"E (Latitude:-0.7900; Longitude:29.9250).[3]


Rukungiri is a two-street town surrounded by numerous shapely hills and valleys. However, most of the surrounding hills have lost their natural shapes due to human activity, most notably agriculture. The town itself is located on a hilltop, giving you a vantage view of the surrounding hills. In some places, the terraces on the hills where agricultural activities are ongoing decorate the hills from the foot to the peak, rendering the view across Rukungiri even more beautiful.[4]


According to the 2002 national population census, Rukungiri Municipality had 12,765 inhabitants. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 14,400. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Rukungiri at 14,700.[5]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest are located in Rukungiri or near the town limits:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Map Showing Kabale And Rukungiri With Distance Marker". Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Distance Between Kampala And Rukungiri With Map". Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Google, . "Location of Rukungiri Town At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Mutabaazi, Enoch (16 April 2007). "Rukungiri Town: A Town Weary of Political Battles". Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  5. ^ UBOS, . "Estimated Population of Rukungiri In 2002, 2010 And 2011". Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 8 June 2014. 

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