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Katosi is located in Uganda
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°09′10″N 32°48′05″E / 0.15278°N 32.80139°E / 0.15278; 32.80139
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Mukono District
Elevation 3,717 ft (1,133 m)
Population (2015 Estimate)
 • Total 16,442

Katosi is a town in Mukono District, Central Uganda. The town is a urban center under Mukono District Administration. The town's name derives from the Luganda word that translates into Place of Clay in English.


Katosi is located approximately 27 kilometres (17 mi), by road, southeast of Mukono, the location of the district headquarters.[1] This location lies along the northern shores of Lake Victoria, approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi), by road, east of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country.[2] The coordinates of Katosi are:0°09'10.0"N, 32°48'05.0"E (Latitude:0.152778; Longitude:32.801389).[3] The town's average elevation is approximately 1,133 metres (3,717 ft), above sea level.[4]


Traditionally Katosi was a fishing village and a landing site for water craft transporting people and merchandise between Koome Island, in Mukono District and Buvuma Islands in neighboring Buvuma District and the mainland. During the last decade of the 20th century and in the first decade of the 21st century, Katosi has become a major fishing center, with the majority of the catch exported to Europe and the Middle East. As the fishing village has increased in economic importance, the human population has increased as well. So have the human problems that come with urbanization. Katosi has a high population of AIDS orphans and widows.[5]

Recent developments[edit]

In 2011, the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC), the government parastatal responsible for water supply and sanitation announced plans to build a new water treatment plant in Katosi, capable of supplying 120,000 cubic meters (120,000,000 L) of freshly purified water daily. The new water plant will cost approximately €212 million (US$306 million), and will supply mainly the rapidly growing towns of Mukono and Kira Town.[6][7]


As of January 2015, the estimated population of Katosi was 16,442.[4]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest lie within or near Katosi:

  • Offices of Katosi Intercomunity Development Alliance (KIDA), an NGO
  • Offices of Katosi Town Council
  • Offices of Katosi Women Development Trust (KWDT), an NGO
  • Offices of Katosi Women Fishing & Development Association (KWFDA), another NGO
  • The site where National Water and Sewerage Corporation plans to build the Katosi Water Treatment Plant
  • Katosi Landing Site
  • Katosi Fish Market
  • Katosi Central Market

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Map Showing Mukono And Katosi With Route Marker". Gloefeed.com. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Distance Between Kampala And Katosi With Interactive Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Google, . "Location of Katosi At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  4. ^ a b GAMN, . "Estimated Human Population of Katosi In 2015". GetAMap.Net (GAMN). Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Mugalu, Moses (7 June 2012). "Feature: Religions United Against HIV In Katosi". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  6. ^ Industry News, . (18 April 2011). "Uganda To Build US$306 Million Water Treatment Plant in Katosi". Water-technology.net. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  7. ^ Athumani, Halima (17 March 2011). "New Water Purification System For Kampala City". Uganda Radio Network (URN). Retrieved 23 January 2015. 

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Coordinates: 00°09′10″N 32°48′05″E / 0.15278°N 32.80139°E / 0.15278; 32.80139