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Bundibugyo is located in Uganda
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°42′45″N 30°03′36″E / 0.71250°N 30.06000°E / 0.71250; 30.06000
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Western Uganda
Sub-region Rwenzururu sub-region
District Bundibugyo District
Elevation 2,820 ft (860 m)
Population (2014 Census)
 • Total 18,823[1]
Climate Am

Bundibugyo is a town in Western Uganda. It is the 'chief town' of Bundibugyo District and the district headquarters are located there.


Bundibugyo is located approximately 35 kilometres (22 mi), by road, west of Fort Portal, the nearest large town.[2] This location lies approximately 356 kilometres (221 mi), by road, west of Kampala, the capital and largest city in Uganda.[3] The coordinates of the town are:0°42'45.0"N 30°03'36.0"E (Latitude:0.712500; Longitude: 30.059999).[4]


Bundibugyo is one of the most western of all Uganda's district capitals. Although Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri are located further west than Bundibugyo, it is the only Ugandan district capital located west of the Rwenzori Mountains. It sits at an altitude of 900 metres (3,000 ft), above sea level. The predominant ethnicities in the town are the Bamba and the Bakonjo. However other ethnicities coexist with them including the Batooro, Bakiga, Banyoro and the Banyankole.


The 2002 national census enumerated the population of Bundibugyo at 13,782. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 20,500. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Bundibugyo at 21,600.[5] In 2014, the national population census put the town's population at 18,823. [1]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest lie within the town or close to its borders:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b UBOS, . (29 November 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 2 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Map Showing Bundibugyo And Fort Portal With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Bundibugyo With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Google (5 July 2015). "Location of Bundibugyo At Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  5. ^ UBOS, . "Estimated Population of Bundibugyo In 2002, 2010 And 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 July 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 00°42′45″N 30°03′36″E / 0.71250°N 30.06000°E / 0.71250; 30.06000