Gayaza

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Gayaza
Gayaza is located in Uganda
Gayaza
Gayaza
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°27′03″N 32°36′42″E / 0.45083°N 32.61167°E / 0.45083; 32.61167
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Central Region
District Wakiso District
County Kyaddondo
Constituency Kyaddondo North
Government
 • MP Robert Sebunya Kasule
Elevation 3,900 ft (1,200 m)

Gayaza is a town in Wakiso District in the Central Region of Uganda.

Location[edit]

Gayaza is in the North Kyaddondo Constituency, Kyaddondo County. The town is approximately 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi), north-east of Kasangati,[1] on the road from Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city, to Ziroobwe, in Luweero District. This is approximately 18.5 kilometres (11 mi), by road, north-east of Kampala.[2] The coordinates of Gayaza are 0°27'03.0"N, 32°36'42.0"E (Latitude:0.450833; Longitude:32.611667).[3]

Overview[edit]

In the early 20th century, Gayaza started as a road junction, where the road to Gayaza High School branched off the Kampala-Kalagi highway. Shops began to appear in the middle of the century when the Uganda Ministry of Agriculture opened an agricultural research center at Namulonge. Later, Makerere University opened a crop and animal farm at Kabanyolo to cater for the faculties of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine. Today, the township continues to grow and is continuous with the Kasangati, a short distance to the south-east.

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest lie within Gayaza township or close to its borders:

  • Gayaza High School - an all-girls' boarding high school established in 1905.
  • Gayaza-Ziroobwe Road - a 27 kilometres (17 mi) road that connects Gayaza to Ziroobwe in Luweero District
  • National Crops Resources Research Institute at Namulonge - an agricultural research institute belonging to the Ugandan government.[4]
  • Makerere University Farm at Kabanyolo - an animal and crop farm belonging to Makerere University
  • Kira Farm Training Center - A residential vocational training school situated on 22.5 acres (9.1 ha) of land.
  • Gayaza fresh food market

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GFC (26 April 2016). "Distance between Kasangati-Kampala Stage, Gayaza-Kampala Road, Kasangati, Central Region, Uganda and Gayaza, Central Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  2. ^ GFC (26 April 2016). "Distance between Kampala Road, Kampala, Central Region, Uganda and Gayaza, Central Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Location of Gayaza". Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Ongu, Isaac (14 November 2014). "Uganda On Track In Agricultural Research". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 00°27′03″N 32°36′42″E / 0.45083°N 32.61167°E / 0.45083; 32.61167