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Yumbe is located in Uganda
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 03°27′54″N 31°14′45″E / 3.46500°N 31.24583°E / 3.46500; 31.24583
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Northern Uganda
Sub-region West Nile sub-region
District Yumbe District
Elevation 3,540 ft (1,080 m)
Population (2014 Census)
 • Total 35,606[1]

Yumbe is a town in Northern Uganda. It is the 'chief town' of Yumbe District and the district headquarters are located there. The district is named after the town.


Yumbe is located approximately 75 kilometres (47 mi), by road, north of Arua, the largest town in the sub-region.[2] This location lies approximately 170 kilometres (110 mi), by road, northwest of Gulu, the largest city in Northern Uganda.[3] The coordinates of the town are:3°27'54.0"N, 31°14'42.0"E (Latitude:3.465000; Longitude:31.245000)[4]


The 2002 national census estimated the population of Yumbe at about 15,400. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 28,500. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Yumbe at 30,800.[5] In August 2014, the national population census put Yumbe's population at 35,606.[1]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest lie within the town or near the town limits:

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  1. ^ a b UBOS, . (27 August 2014). "The Population of The Regions of the Republic of Uganda And All Cities And Towns of More Than 15,000 Inhabitants". Citypopulation.de Quoting Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Arua And Yumbe With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Map Showing Gulu And Yumbe With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Google, . "Location of Yumbe At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  5. ^ UBOS, . "Estimated Population of Yumbe In 2002, 2010 And 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 4 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 03°27′54″N 31°14′42″E / 3.46500°N 31.24500°E / 3.46500; 31.24500