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Bugiri is located in Uganda
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°34′10″N 33°44′55″E / 0.56944°N 33.74861°E / 0.56944; 33.74861
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Eastern Uganda
Sub-region Busoga sub-region
District Bugiri District
Elevation 3,540 ft (1,080 m)
Population (2014 Census)
 • Total 29,013[1]

Bugiri is a town in the Eastern Region of Uganda. It is the chief town of Bugiri District, and the district headquarters are located there.


Bugiri is located approximately 77 kilometres (48 mi), by road, east of Jinja on the highway between Jinja, the largest city in Busoga sub-region, and Tororo.[2] This is approximately 166 kilometres (103 mi), by road, east of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and its largest city.[3] The coordinates of the town are:0°34'10.0"N, 33°44'55.0"E (Latitude:0.569450; Longitude:33.748600).[4]


Lying on the main highway between Kampala and the border towns of Malaba and Busia, Bugiri experiences a lot of automotive traffic carrying passengers and goods wholly within Uganda and to Rwanda, Burundi, and parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[citation needed]

The town is also known for its booming sex-trade, particularly in its suburb of Naluwerere.[5][6]


The 2002 national census estimated the population of the town at 17,050. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 24,800. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 25,900.[7] In 2014, the national population census put the population at 29,013. [1]

Points of interest[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  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 26 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Jinja And Bugiri With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Bugiri With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Google (3 July 2015). "Location of Bugiri At Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Kakamwa, Charles (29 January 2007). "Minister Explains Cause of Immorality". New Vision. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Walukamba, Aldon (11 January 2014). "Bugiri Sex Workers Change Survival Tactics". Uganda Radio Network. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  7. ^ UBOS, . "Estimated Population of Bugiri In 2002, 2010 & 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 30 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 00°34′10″N 33°44′55″E / 0.56944°N 33.74861°E / 0.56944; 33.74861