Kabalagala

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Kabalagala
Kabalagala is located in Kampala
Kabalagala
Kabalagala
Location in Kampala
Coordinates: 00°17′53″N 32°36′02″E / 0.29806°N 32.60056°E / 0.29806; 32.60056
Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Kampala
Division Makindye Division
Elevation 3,900 ft (1,190 m)

Kabalagala is a neighborhood in Kampala, the capital and largest city in Uganda.

Location[edit]

Kabalagala is bordered by Kibuli to the northwest, Namuwongo to the northeast, Muyenga to the east and southeast, Kansanga to the south, Lukuli to the southwest and Nsambya to the west. Kabalagala is located about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) southeast of Kampala's central business district.[1] The coordinates of the neighborhood are:0° 17' 53.00"N, 32° 36' 2.00"E (Latitude:0.298056; Longitude:32.600556).[2]

Overview[edit]

Kabalagala is a fast-growing neighborhood in Kampala, Uganda's capital, and largest city. The neighborhood is famous for its many restaurants, bars and nightclubs. It is a major entertainment center, with many of the establishments open 24 hours, 7 days a week. During the 2000s the neighborhood has become a vibrant business hub, with new commercial banks, supermarkets, fuel stations and a university campus. The American Embassy in Uganda is located in neighboring Nsambya, about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) west of Kabalagala, along Ggaba Road. The neighborhood is a favorite hangout for foreigners visiting or resident in Uganda.[3]

History[edit]

The name Kabalagala is derived from the Luganda name of a pancake made from sweet bananas, cassava flour and is spiced with local peppers.[4] Street vendors of this food delicacy would yell "Kabalagala" to motorists waiting to turn at the junction. The name stuck. Prior to that, the neighborhood was known as "Kisugu". That name is now reserved for the more affluent residential area further north and east of Kabalagala.[5]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest lie in Kabalagala, or close to the edges of the neighborhood:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Map Showing Central Kampala & Kabalagala With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Google, . "Location of Kabalagala At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Our, Reporter (15 January 2012). "Kabalagala, Hub of Power Theft". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Arinaitwe, Solomon (22 July 2012). "Kabalagala, An Inevitable 'Escort'". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Bucyensenge, Jean Pierre (4 May 2013). "Kabalagala: Kampala's Commercial Suburb Hijacked By Sex Workers". The New Times (Rwanda). Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Vision, Reporter (12 July 2010). "Over 40 Die In Kampala Bomb Blasts". New Vision. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 00°17′53″N 32°36′02″E / 0.29806°N 32.60056°E / 0.29806; 32.60056