|Motto: Peace, Justice & Prudence|
|Sub-region||West Nile sub-region|
|• Mayor||Charles Asiki|
|Population (2014 Census)|
|Sources: Google Maps|
Arua is approximately 440 kilometres (270 mi), by road, north-west of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda, and approximately 195 kilometres (121 mi), by road, west of Gulu, the largest town in the Northern Region.
Arua is an important base for non-governmental organizations working in the West Nile sub-region or serving Western Equatoria in South Sudan and the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It became an important commercial supply centre and transport route when the Yei–Juba road opened, enabling supplies to come into Juba from the south on the Kaya Highway instead of through Khartoum from the north.
The 2002 national census estimated the population of Arua Town at 43,930. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population to be 57,500. In 2011, UBOS estimated the population at 59,400. In August 2014, the national population census put the population at 62,657.
The following administrations are seated in Arua:
- headquarters of Arua District
- headquarters of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arua and the Church of Uganda's Madi West Nile Diocese
- offices of the Arua Town Council
Other business and educational activities
- a branch of PostBank Uganda
- a campus of the Islamic University in Uganda
- an office of the National Social Security Fund
- Arua Campus of the Makerere University Business School
- Arua Campus of Uganda Christian University in Ringili at St. Paul's Theological College
- Arua central market
- Arua Currency Center, a currency storage and processing facility, owned and operated by the Bank of Uganda, Uganda's central bank.
- Arua Hospital, a 128-bed public, regional referral hospital administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health
- main campus of Muni University, the sixth public university established by the government of Uganda
- Ragem Beach
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