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Iganga is located in Uganda
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°36′54″N 33°29′06″E / 0.61500°N 33.48500°E / 0.61500; 33.48500
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Eastern Uganda
Sub-region Busoga sub-region
District Iganga District
Elevation 3,670 ft (1,120 m)
Population (2014 Census)
 • Total 53,870[1]

Iganga is a town in Eastern Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative and commercial center of Iganga District and the district headquarters are located there. The district is named after the town.


Iganga is located in Uganda's Busoga sub-region. It lies approximately 45 kilometres (28 mi), by road, northeast of the city of Jinja, on the highway between Jinja and Tororo.[2] This location lies approximately 118 kilometres (73 mi), by road, southeast of Mbale, the largest city in Eastern Uganda.[3] The coordinates of the town of Iganga are:0°36'54.0"N, 33°29'06.0"E (Latitude:0.6150; Longitude:33.4850).[4]


Iganga town has several Internet cafes, several guest houses, and a bustling market in the center of town beside the taxi park. Points of interest in the town include the Iganga Hospital, a 120-bed public hospital, administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health. Another point of interest is the DevelopNet Iganga Project, which houses an Internet cafe and a community center for the Iganga District NGO/CBO Forum. Mwaana Hotel is one of the hospitality establishments in town. Busoga University, located 1 mile (1.6 km) west of downtown Iganga, on the highway between Iganga and Jinja, commenced operations on February 12, 1999. International Hand Iganga is an NGO operating in the area supporting education and community development. The main offices of the organisation are located in the United States of America. International Hand Foundation is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.


Iganga is served by a station on the Uganda Railways. The highway from the border with Kenya at Malaba, passes through Tororo and through Iganga, on the way to Jinja and on to Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.


In 2002, the national census estimated Iganga's population at about 39,500. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at approximately 51,800. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Iganga at 53,700.[5] In 2014, the national population census put Iganga's population at 53,870. [1]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest lie within the town limits or close to the edges of 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". Citypopulation.de Quoting Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Distance Between Jinja and Iganga With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Map Showing Mbale And Iganga With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Google, . "Location of Iganga At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  5. ^ UBOS, . "Estimated Population of Iganga In 2002, 2010 & 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 31 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 00°36′54″N 33°29′06″E / 0.61500°N 33.48500°E / 0.61500; 33.48500