Fort Portal

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Fort Portal
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Fort Portal is located in Uganda
Fort Portal
Fort Portal
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°39′16″N 30°16′28″E / 0.65444°N 30.27444°E / 0.65444; 30.27444
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Western Region
Sub-region Toro sub-region
District Kabarole District
 • Mayor Asaba Ruyonga
Elevation 4,860 ft (1,480 m)
Population (2014 Census)
 • Total 54,275[1]

Fort Portal is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. It is the seat of both Kabarole District and the Toro Kingdom.


Fort Portal is approximately 320 kilometres (200 mi) by road, west of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city, on an all-tarmac two-lane highway.[2] The coordinates of the town are 0°39'16.0"N, 30°16'28.0"E (Latitude:0.654444; Longitude:30.274444).[3]


According to the 2002 national census, the population of Fort Portal was about 41,000. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 46,300. In 2011, UBOS estimated the population at 47,100.[4] In August 2014, the national population census put the population at 54,275.[1]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest can be found in the town:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b UBOS (27 August 2014). "The Population of The Regions of the Republic of Uganda And All Cities And Towns of More Than 15,000 Inhabitants". Quoting Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Distance Between Kampala And Fort Portal With Map". Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Google (2 July 2015). "Location of Fort Portal (Kabarole) At Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Estimated Population of Fort Portal In 2002, 2010 & 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  5. ^ UNAS (2014). "List of Accredited Universities In Uganda". Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS). Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "List of Bank of Uganda Currency Centers". Bank of Uganda. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 

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Coordinates: 00°39′16″N 30°16′28″E / 0.65444°N 30.27444°E / 0.65444; 30.27444