Kalangala

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Kalangala
Kalangala beach overlooking the lake at sunset
Kalangala beach overlooking the lake at sunset
Kalangala is located in Uganda
Kalangala
Kalangala
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°19′17″S 32°17′31″E / 0.32139°S 32.29194°E / -0.32139; 32.29194
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Kalangala District
Elevation 1,220 m (4,000 ft)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 5,200

Kalangala is a town in Kalangala District in the Central Region of Uganda. It is the headquarters of the district.

Location[edit]

Kalangala is on the northern shore of Bugala Island, the largest of the Ssese Islands in Lake Victoria. It is approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi), across water, southwest of Entebbe.[1] The coordinates of the town are0°19'17.0"S, 32°17'31.0"E (Latitude:-0.321389; Longitude:32.291944).[2]

Overview[edit]

Kalangala is on the northern beach of Bugala Island, which constitutes the bulk (68.5 percent) of the land mass of Kalangala District.[citation needed]

Population[edit]

The 2002 national census estimated the population of the town at 2,950. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population of the town at 4,900. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 5,200.[3]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest lie within the town limits or close to the edges of town:

  • Kalangala Information Center
  • Kalangala central market
  • offices of Kalangala Town Council

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Distance between Entebbe and Kalangala with Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Google (12 July 2015). "Location of Kalangala Town at Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  3. ^ UBOS (2012). "Estimated Population of Kalangala In 2002, 2010 & 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 July 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 

Coordinates: 00°19′17″S 32°17′31″E / 0.32139°S 32.29194°E / -0.32139; 32.29194Central Region, Uganda