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For information on the "Kanungu tragedy," see Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God.

Kanungu Town Council
Kanungu is located in Uganda
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°53′49″S 29°46′32″E / 0.89694°S 29.77556°E / -0.89694; 29.77556
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Western Region
Sub-region Kigezi sub-region
District Kanungu District
Elevation 4,300 ft (1,310 m)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 15,600
Climate Aw

Kanungu is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. It is the location of the district headquarters for Kanungu District.


Kanungu is approximately 420 kilometres (260 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[1] The nearest town from Kanungu is Rukungiri, located 27 kilometres (17 mi), on a dirt road northeast of Kanungu.[2] The coordinates of the town are 0°53'49.0"S, 29°46'32.0"E (Latitude:-0.896950; Longitude:29.775556).[3]


The 2002 national population census estimated the population of the town at 12,900. The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 15,200 in 2010. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 15,600.[4]

Points of interest[edit]

The following additional points of interest lie within Kanungu or near its borders:

  • offices of Kanungu Town Council
  • Kanungu central market
  • a branch of PostBank Uganda[5]
  • Kanungu Power Station, a 6.6 megawatt hydroelectric power station, also referred to as the "Ishasha Power Station".

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Kampala and Kanungu With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Map Showing Kanungu And Rukungiri With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Google (12 July 2015). "Location of Kanungu Town At Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  4. ^ UBOS. "Estimated Population of Kanungu In 2002, 2010 And 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Baraire, Patson (7 November 2010). "Kanungu Gets Its Second Commercial Bank". New Vision. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 00°53′49″S 29°46′32″E / 0.89694°S 29.77556°E / -0.89694; 29.77556