Sheema

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Sheema

Sheema Municipality
Sheema is located in Uganda
Sheema
Sheema
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°34′52″S 30°22′46″E / 0.58111°S 30.37944°E / -0.58111; 30.37944
CountryFlag of Uganda.svg Uganda
RegionWestern Uganda
Sub-regionAnkole sub-region
DistrictSheema District
Parliamentary ConstituencySheema Municipality
Government
 • Member of ParliamentElioda Tumwesigye[1]
Elevation
4,630 ft (1,410 m)
Population
 (2014 Census)
 • Total80,375

Sheema, also Sheema Municipality, is an urban centre in the Western Region of Uganda. It is the largest municipality in Sheema District.[2]

Location[edit]

Sheema lies on the Mbarara–Ishaka Road, approximately 33 kilometres (21 mi), by road, west of Mbarara, the largest city in the sub-region.[3] This is about 29 kilometres (18 mi) east of Ishaka.[4] The coordinates of the town are:0°34'52.0"S, 30°22'46.0"E (Latitude:-0.581111; Longitude).[5] The elevation of the Kibingo neighborhood in Sheema Municipality is 1,410 metres (4,630 ft), above sea level.[6]

Overview[edit]

Sheema Municipality, is an urban centre in Sheema District. It includes the neighborhoods of Kabwohe, Itendero and Kibingo, where the district headquarters are located.[7] Sheema Town was created on 1 July 2018, by carving it out of Sheema North Constituency.[8][9]

Population[edit]

In 2014 the national census put the population of Sheema Municipality (Kibingo-Kabwohe-Itendero), at 80,735 people.[10]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest lie within the town limits or close to the edges of town: (a) The offices of Sheema Town Council (b) Kabwohe Central Market, the largest source of fresh produce in Kabwohe (c) A branch of Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (d) A branch of Pride Microfinance Limited (e) Emmanuel Church, Kabwohe, a place of worship affiliated with the Church of Uganda (e) The headquarters of Sheema District (f) Ankole Western University, a private university affiliated with Western Ankole Diocese of the Church of Uganda.[11] (g) Nganwa High School, a secondary school administered by the Uganda Ministry of Education (h) Integrated Community Based Initiatives (ICOBI), an NGO in Kabwohe and (i) Kabwohe Clinical Research Center (KCRC), a research, development, and medical testing center.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ainebyoona, Felix (5 June 2018). "Minister Elioda Wins NRM Primaries In Sheema Municipality". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  2. ^ Administrator (20 July 2018). "Museveni campaigns for Elioda in Sheema". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  3. ^ Globefeed.com (31 July 2018). "Distance between Golf Course Road, Mbarara, Western Region, Uganda and Kabwohe Town Council, Sheema, Western Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  4. ^ Globefeed.com (31 July 2018). "Distance between Caltex Petrol Station, Ntungamo - Katunguru Road, Ishaka, Western Region, Uganda and Kabwohe Town Council, Sheema, Western Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  5. ^ Google (31 July 2018). "Location of Sheema Municipality, Sheema District, Western Region, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  6. ^ Floodmap.net (31 July 2018). "The Elevation of the Kibingo, Uganda Neighborhood, Sheema Municipality, Western Region, Uganda". Floodmap.net. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  7. ^ Google (31 July 2018). "Map Showing Location of the Headquarters of Sheema District" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  8. ^ Chimp Corps (20 July 2018). "Museveni Campaigns For Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye In Sheema Municipality". Kampala: Chimp Reports Uganda. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  9. ^ Ainebyoona, Felix (23 July 2018). "I contested for Sheema municipality seat because opposition targeted it - Tumwesigye". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  10. ^ Uganda Bureau of Statistics (27 August 2014). "The population of all Ugandan cities and towns with more than 15,000 inhabitants according to census results: Sheema Municipality" (HTML). Kampala: Citypopulation.de Quoting Uganda Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  11. ^ Ahimbisibwe, Chris (19 April 2009). "Private Universities Cautioned On Fees". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 31 July 2018.

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Coordinates: 00°34′52″S 30°22′46″E / 0.58111°S 30.37944°E / -0.58111; 30.37944