|• Member of Parliament||Lulume Bayigga|
|Elevation||4,000 ft (1,220 m)|
|Population (2014 Census)|
Buikwe, sometimes spelled Buyikwe, is a town in Buikwe District, Uganda. It is the administrative center of the district, and the location of the district headquarters. The district is named after the town.
Buikwe is located approximately 55 kilometres (34 mi), by road, east of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. This location lies approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi), by road, southeast of Lugazi, the nearest large town. The coordinates of Buikwe Town Council are:0°20'36.0"N, 33°01'44.0"E (Latitude:0.343333; Longitude:33.028889).
Buikwe is a small town in south-eastern Central Region. It is the administrative capital of Buikwe District and is the location of the district headquarters. It is the homebase of Nalubaale Football Club, one of the clubs in the Ugandan Premier Football League.
According to Uganda's Electoral Commission, there were 6,880 registered voters in Buikwe Town Council, as at 27 January 2011. According to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), approximately 50% of Uganda's population is below the age of 18 years. Using that data, it is estimated that the population of Buikwe Town Council in 2011, was approximately 14,000. On 27 August 2014, the national population census put Buikwe's population at 16,633.
Points of interest
- The offices of Buikwe District Administration
- The offices of Buikwe Town Council
- Buikwe Central Market - The largest fresh-produce market in the town.
- St. Charles Lwanga Buikwe Hospital - A community hospital founded by missionaries from the Czech Republic
- Buikwe Full Gospel Church - A place of worship affiliated with the Pentecostal Movement
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- Richter, Jan (21 July 2008). "One On One: Jitka Škovránková, the head of a Czech hospital in Uganda". Prague: Radio Prague. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
- Buikwe District Homepage
- Website of Buikwe Full Gospel Church
- Czech - Slovak - Ugandan hospital (Czech)
- A letter From the Member of Parliament For Buikwe West Constituency