Nsiika, Uganda

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Nsiika
Nsiika is located in Uganda
Nsiika
Nsiika
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°17′45″S 30°20′36″E / 0.29583°S 30.34333°E / -0.29583; 30.34333
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Western Uganda
District Buhweju District
Elevation 5,200 ft (1,600 m)

Nsiika is a town in Buhweju District, in Western Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative and commercial center in Buhweju District, and is the location of the district headquarters.[1]

Location[edit]

Nsiika is located approximately 53 kilometres (33 mi), by road, northwest of Mbarara, the largest city in the sub-region.[2] This is approximately 310 kilometres (190 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country.[3] The coordinates of Nsiika are: 0°20'53.0"S, 30°26'04.0"E (Latitude:-0.348056; Longitude:30.434444).[4]

Overview[edit]

The population of the town of Nsiika is not publicly known, but as of 31 October 2013, there were 1,046 registered voters in Nsiika Town Council.[5]

The town attained town council status in 2010 when Buhweju became a district. The town faces my challenges, including lack of tarmac road, lack of a sewerage system, absence of a central garbage disposal system and absence of centralized grid electricity. However, the town has piped water and about 93 percent of the town-inhabitants have access to it.[6]

Points of interest[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tumushabe, Alfred (24 September 2016). "Buhweju: Beautiful but unlucky". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 17 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Globefeed.com (17 January 2018). "Distance between Mbarara, Western Region, Uganda and Nsika, Uganda". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 17 January 2018. 
  3. ^ Globefeed.com (17 January 2018). "Distance between Post Office Building, Kampala Road, Kampala, Uganda and Nsika, Uganda". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 17 January 2018. 
  4. ^ Google (17 January 2018). "Location of Nsiika, Buhweju District, Western Region, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 17 January 2018. 
  5. ^ CCEDU (31 October 2013). "CCEDU Observes the Buhweju By-election Statement". Ccedu.org (CCEDU). Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  6. ^ Namazzi, Elizabeth (9 November 2013). "Buhweju's Nsiika can even do better". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 17 January 2018. 
  7. ^ Barigaba, Julius (27 August 2011). "Politics of patronage: Gold-rich Buhweju struggling for revenue". The EastAfrican. Kampala. Retrieved 17 January 2018. 

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Coordinates: 00°17′45″S 30°20′36″E / 0.29583°S 30.34333°E / -0.29583; 30.34333