Kalongo

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Kalongo
Kalongo is located in Uganda
Kalongo
Kalongo
Map of Uganda showing the location of Kalongo
Coordinates: 03°02′24″N 33°22′16″E / 3.04000°N 33.37111°E / 3.04000; 33.37111Coordinates: 03°02′24″N 33°22′16″E / 3.04000°N 33.37111°E / 3.04000; 33.37111
Country  Uganda
Region Northern Region of Uganda
Sub-region Acholi sub-region
District Agago District
Elevation 1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 15,000
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Kalongo is a town in the Northern Region of Uganda. It is one of the urban centers in Agago District.

Location[edit]

Kalongo is located in the Acholi sub-region. It is approximately 78 kilometres (48 mi) southeast of Kitgum, the nearest large town.[1] This is approximately 155 kilometres (96 mi), by road, northeast of Gulu, the largest city in the sub-region.[2] The coordinates of Kalongo, Uganda are 3° 2' 24.00"N, 33° 22' 16.00"E (Latitude:3.04000; Longitude:33.37111).[3]

Population[edit]

The 2002 national population census estimated the town's population at 9,700. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 14,300. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 15,000.[4]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest are found in the town of Kalongo, or near the edges of the town:

  • offices of Kalongo Town Council
  • Kalongo central market
  • Dr. Ambrosoli Memorial Hospital, a 350-bed community hospital administered by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu[5]
  • Kalongo School of Nursing & Midwifery, a nursing and midwifery school affiliated with and administered by the Dr. Ambrosoli Memorial Hospital
  • Mount Kalongo, a solid rock formation that rises to a peak of 1,600 metres (5,200 ft) above sea-level, towering approximately 400 metres (1,300 ft) to the northwest of town
  • St. Charles Lwanga College, a mixed, boarding, secondary school (S1 - S6) affiliated with the Catholic Church
  • Kalongo Airstrip, a private airstrip owned and administered by the Dr. Ambrosoli Memorial Hospital
  • St. Mary's School of Midwivery, affiliated with the Dr. Ambrosoli Memorial Hospital, with 120 students in 2011

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Distance Between Kitgum And Kalongo With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Map Showing Gulu And Kalongo With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Google (11 July 2015). "Location of Kalongo At Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  4. ^ UBOS. "Estimated Population of Kalongo In 2002, 2010 And 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Agaba, John (20 March 2013). "Japan Donates USh1.6 Billion for Education And Health". The New Times (Rwanda) via In2eastafrica.net. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 

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