Karuma Falls

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Not to be confused with Karuma.
Karuma Falls
Karuma Falls is located in Uganda
Karuma Falls
Karuma Falls
Map of Uganda showing the location of Karuma Falls.
Coordinates: 02°14′03″N 32°14′47″E / 2.23417°N 32.24639°E / 2.23417; 32.24639Coordinates: 02°14′03″N 32°14′47″E / 2.23417°N 32.24639°E / 2.23417; 32.24639
Country Uganda
Region Western Region
Sub-region Bunyoro sub-region
District Kiryandongo District
Elevation 1,000 m (3,000 ft)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Karuma Falls is a town in Uganda.


Karuma Falls is located on the Kigumba-Gulu Highway, immediately south of where the highway crosses the River Nile. Karuma Falls is approximately 97 kilometres (60 mi), by road, northeast of Masindi[1] and approximately 77 kilometres (48 mi), by road, south of Gulu, the largest city in Northern Uganda.[2] Karuma Falls is also the location of Karuma Power Station, the largest hydropower project in Uganda with a planned capacity of 600 megawatts.[3] The coordinates of Karuma Falls are 2° 14' 3.00"N, 32° 14' 47.00"E (Latitude:2.234167; Longitude:32.246390).[4] The average elevation of Karuma Falls is about 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) above sea level.[5]


In March 2013, Ugandan print media reported that the national government was planning a large modern city to be constructed at the site of the current town, to include the site of the proposed Karuma Power Station currently under construction.[6]

Points of interest[edit]

The following additional points of interest are found at or near Karuma Falls:

  • Gulu-Masindi Highway, crossing the river at this location

Photos and diagrams[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ GFC (7 January 2016). "Distance between Masindi, Western Region, Uganda and Karuma Falls, Kiryandongo, Western Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  2. ^ GFC (7 January 2016). "Distance between Gulu, Northern Region, Uganda and Karuma Falls, Kiryandongo, Western Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Vision Reporter (1 December 2011). "Rural Areas Say Bye To Darkness: UETCL 10th Anniversary Supplement". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Google (3 July 2015). "Location of Karuma Falls At Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  5. ^ GAM (7 January 2016). "Elevation of Karuma Falls, Uganda". Getamap.net (GAM). Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  6. ^ Tabu Butagira, and Abdu Kiyaga (31 March 2013). "Government Plans To Build New City At Karuma". Daily Monitor. Kampala. 

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