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Bahá'í Temple, Kikaaya
Bahá'í Temple, Kikaaya
Kikaaya is located in Kampala
Map of Kampala showing the location of Kikaaya.
Coordinates: 00°21′54″N 32°35′24″E / 0.36500°N 32.59000°E / 0.36500; 32.59000Coordinates: 00°21′54″N 32°35′24″E / 0.36500°N 32.59000°E / 0.36500; 32.59000
Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Kampala Capital City Authority
Division Kawempe Division
Elevation 1,240 m (4,070 ft)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Kikaaya is a neighborhood in the city of Kampala, Uganda's capital city. The correct phonetic spelling is with two 'a's, after the second 'k'.


Kikaaya is located in Kawempe Division, in northern Kampala. It is bordered by Kisaasi to the north, Kulambiro to the northeast, Kigoowa to the east, Bukoto to the southeast, Kyebando to the southwest, Kanyanya to the west and Mpererwe to the northwest. This location lies approximately 7.5 kilometres (4.7 mi), by road, north of Kampala's central business district.[1] The coordinates of Kikaaya are:0°21'54.0"N,32°35'24.0"E (Latitude:0.3650; Longitude:32.5900).[2]

Kikaaya is situated on a hill that raises to a height of 1,240 metres (4,070 ft), above sea level. Most of the hill is occupied by the compound of the Bahai Temple in Uganda. The temple, one of the existing seven such places of worship in the world, sits on 50 acres (20 ha) which include the House of Worship, manicured gardens, a guest house, and an administrative center.[3]


The neighborhood on the slopes of the hill is predominantly middle class and upscale. Large homes sit on large lots and gated communities with upper middle class housing estates occupy the slopes in between the large homes. The neighborhood is clean, with low crime rates.[4]

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  1. ^ "Map Showing Central Kampala And Kikaaya With Distance Marker". Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Google, . "Location of Kikaaya At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Rulekere, Gerald (7 September 2006). "Uganda's Baha'i Temple: The Baha'i Temple, Where Nature, Faith And Artistic Beauty Reign". Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Bangirana, Pauline (27 March 2013). "Know Your Hood : Kikaaya, A Peaceful, Remote Suburb". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 

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