Katosi

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Katosi
Katosi is located in Uganda
Katosi
Katosi
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°09′10″N 32°48′05″E / 0.15278°N 32.80139°E / 0.15278; 32.80139
CountryFlag of Uganda.svg Uganda
RegionCentral Region
DistrictMukono District
Elevation
3,717 ft (1,133 m)
Population
 (2015 Estimate)
 • Total16,442

Katosi is a town in the Mukono District of the Central Region of Uganda. The town is an urban center under Mukono District Administration.[1]

Location[edit]

Katosi is located approximately 29 kilometres (18 mi), by road, south-east of Mukono, the location of the district headquarters.[2] This location is along the northern shore of Lake Victoria, approximately 52 kilometres (32 mi), by road, southeast of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.[3]

The geographical coordinates of Katosi are 0°09'10.0"N, 32°48'05.0"E (Latitude:0.152778; Longitude:32.801389).[4] The town's average elevation is approximately 1,133 metres (3,717 ft) above sea level.[5]

Overview[edit]

Traditionally, Katosi was a fishing village and a landing site for water craft transporting people and merchandise between Koome Island in Mukono District and the Buvuma Islands in neighboring Buvuma District and the mainland.[6][7] During the last decade of the 20th century and in the first decade of the 21st century, Katosi became a major fishing center, with the majority of the catch exported to Europe and the Middle East.[citation needed] As the fishing village has increased in economic importance, the human population has increased as well.

Katosi has a high population of AIDS orphans and widows.[8]

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 water treatment plant in Katosi, capable of supplying 120,000 cubic meters (120,000,000 L) of purified water daily. The new water plant will cost approximately US$306 million and will supply mainly the rapidly growing towns of Mukono and Kira Town.[9][10]

Population[edit]

As of January 2015, the estimated population of Katosi was 16,442.[5]

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 built the Katosi Water Treatment Plant.
  • Katosi Landing Site
  • Katosi Fish Market
  • Katosi Central Market

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daily Monitor (19 October 2017). "Government considers scrapping new towns in Mukono". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  2. ^ Google (8 June 2021). "Road Distance Between Mukono Town And Katosi Trading Centre, Mukono District, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  3. ^ Google (8 June 2021). "Road Distance Between Kampala City Centre And Katosi Trading Centre, Mukono District, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  4. ^ Google (8 June 2021). "Location of Katosi Town, Mukono District, Central Region, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  5. ^ a b GAMN, . "Estimated Human Population of Katosi In 2015". GetAMap.Net (GAMN). Retrieved 23 January 2015.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ "Fishing in Uganda". classicuganda.com. Retrieved 2020-05-24.
  7. ^ "Children and fishing, in Katosi community – Jai Jagat 2020". Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  8. ^ Mugalu, Moses (7 June 2012). "Feature: Religions United Against HIV In Katosi". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  9. ^ Industry News (18 April 2011). "Uganda To Build US$306 Million Water Treatment Plant in Katosi". Water-technology.net. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  10. ^ Athumani, Halima (17 March 2011). "New Water Purification System For Kampala City". Uganda Radio Network (URN). Retrieved 23 January 2015.

External links[edit]

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