|Elevation||5,380 ft (1,640 m)|
|Population (2011 Estimate)|
Rukungiri is located approximately 66 kilometres (41 mi), by road, northwest of Kabale, the largest town in the sub-region. This location lies approximately 400 kilometres (250 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country. The coordinates of the town are:00 47 24S, 29 55 30 (Latitude:-0.7900; Longitude:29.9250).
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.
According to the 2002 national population census, Rukungiri municipality had 12,765 inhabitants. In 2008, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 14,000. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Rukungiri at 14,700.
Points of interest
The following points of interest are located in Rukungiri or near the town limits:
- The headquarters of Rukungiri District
- The offices of Rukungiri Town Council
- A branch of Centenary Bank
- A branch of Equity Bank
- A branch of Stanbic Bank
- A branch of Pride Microfinance Limited
- Rukungiri Central Market - The largest source of fresh-produce in the town