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Buliisa is located in Uganda
Map of Uganda showing the location of Buliisa.
Coordinates: 02°10′40″N 31°22′54″E / 2.17778°N 31.38167°E / 2.17778; 31.38167
District Buliisa District
Elevation 600 m (2,000 ft)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 28,100
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Buliisa is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. It is the site of the headquarters of the Buliisa District.


Buliisa is approximately 80 kilometres (50 mi), by road, northwest of Masindi, the largest town in the sub-region.[1] This is approximately 305 kilometres (190 mi), by road, northwest of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.[2] The coordinates of the town are 2°10'40.0"N, 31°22'54.0"E (Latitude:2.177778; Longitude:31.381667).[3]


Buliisa is on the northeastern shores of Lake Albert. The town gained prominence during the 2000s because of the large hydrocarbon deposits that have been discovered underground in the district and elsewhere in the Bunyoro sub-region.[4][5]


The 2002 national population census estimated the population of the town at 22,600. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 27,400. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 28,100.[6]

Points of interest[edit]

The following additional points of interest lie within the town limits or near the edges of town:[7]

  • offices of Buliisa town council
  • Buliisa Resource Center
  • Buliisa Health Center IV[8]
  • Buliisa central market


  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Masindi And Buliisa With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Map Showing Buliisa And Kampala With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Google (5 July 2015). "Location of Buliisa at Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Kaahwa, Martin (5 March 2009). "Massive Oil Well Tested In Buliisa". New Vision. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Thompkins, Gwen (3 February 2010). "Oil Find In Uganda Cause For Hope, Caution". National Public Radio. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  6. ^ UBOS. "Estimated Population of Buliisa In 2002, 2010 And 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 July 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Kasita, Ibrahim (17 May 2011). "Poor Skills Cost Locals Juicy Oil Industry Jobs". New Vision. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  8. ^ EABW (8 September 2015). "Uganda: Oil Company Helps Pay for Western Uganda Unit". East African Business Week (EABW). Kampala. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 

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Coordinates: 02°10′40″N 31°22′54″E / 2.17778°N 31.38167°E / 2.17778; 31.38167