Bunagana, Uganda

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For the town in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, see Bunagana, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Bunagana, Uganda
Bunagana, Uganda is located in Uganda
Bunagana, Uganda
Bunagana, Uganda
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 01°17′40″S 29°35′59″E / 1.29444°S 29.59972°E / -1.29444; 29.59972
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Western Uganda
Sub-region Kigezi sub-region
District Kisoro District
Elevation 6,300 ft (1,920 m)

Bunagana is a town in the Western Region of Uganda.

Location[edit]

The town is located in extreme southwestern Uganda, in Kisoro District, at the international border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Bunagana is approximately 54 kilometres (34 mi), by road, west of Kabale, the largest city in the Kigezi sub-region.[1] This is approximately 14 kilometres (8.7 mi), by road, west of Kisoro, the district headquarters.[2] The coordinates of the town are:1°17'40.0"S, 29°35'59.0"E (Latitude:-1.294444; Longitude:29.599722).[3]

Overview[edit]

Bunagana lies an altitude of 1,920 metres (6,300 ft) above sea level. It is a major crossing point, for both human and commercial traffic.[4] On the Congolese side, a road leads to Goma, a city of approximately 400,000 people and the capital of North Kivu Province in the DRC. On the Ugandan side, Kabale, with a population estimated at about 50,000, lies to the east of Bunagana and is connected to it by an all-weather bitumen-surfaced road.

Points of interest[edit]

The following additional points of interest lie within the town limits or close to the edges of the town:

  • offices of Bunagana Town Council
  • Bunagana central market
  • Bwindi National Park in Uganda is northeast of Bunagana, while Virunga National Park in the DRC is southwest of the town.
  • town of Bunagana, DRC is immediately west of Bunagana, Uganda, across the border with the DRC

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Coordinates: 01°17′40″S 29°35′59″E / 1.29444°S 29.59972°E / -1.29444; 29.59972