Wobulenzi

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Wobulenzi
Wobulenzi Municipality
Wobulenzi is located in Uganda
Wobulenzi
Wobulenzi
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°43′12″N 32°31′48″E / 0.72000°N 32.53000°E / 0.72000; 32.53000
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Luweero District
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 23,700

Wobulenzi is a town in Luweero District in Central Uganda.

Location[edit]

Wobulenzi is located approximately 57 kilometres (35 mi), by road, north of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city, on the highway to Masindi.[1] The road is a busy, all-weather tarmac highway. The coordinates of the town are: 00 43 12N, 32 31 48E (Latitude:0.7200; Longitude:32.5300).

Overview[edit]

Wobulenzi is one of the municipalities in Luweero District, the others being:

  • Luweero - The district headquarters, about 17 kilometres (11 mi), north of Wobulenzi.
  • Bombo - About 22 kilometres (14 mi), south of Wobulenzi.
  • Bamunanika - About 14.5 kilometres (9.0 mi), east of Wobulenzi.
  • Ziroobwe - About 26 kilometres (16 mi), east of Wobulenzi.

Administrative structure[edit]

The town is administered by Wobulenzi town Council headed by the Mayor, the Town Clerk and Councilors. The Town Council is divided into five (5) Parishes namely:[2]

  • Wobulenzi East Parish
  • Wobulenzi West Parish
  • Bukalasa Parish
  • Katikamu Parish
  • Wobulenzi Central Parish.

Population[edit]

The population of Wobulenzi was estimated at 18,846 in the 2002 national census. In 2008, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 21,900.[3] In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Wobulenzi at 23,700.[4]

Points of interest[edit]

In Wobulenzi or near the town there are several points of interest, including the following:

  • The offices of Wobulenzi Town Council
  • Wobulenzi Central Market
  • A branch of Centenary Bank
  • The Kampala-Masindi Highway passes through the middle of town.
  • The Wobulenzi-Kasawo Road - The road makes a T-junction with the Kampala-Masindi Highway at Wobulenzi and continues east, through Bamunanika, Ziroobwe and Kasawo, before it joints the Kampala-Kayunga Road at Kikwanda.

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Coordinates: 00°43′12″N 32°31′48″E / 0.72000°N 32.53000°E / 0.72000; 32.53000