Kiruhura, Uganda

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Kiruhura
Kiruhura is located in Uganda
Kiruhura
Kiruhura
Map of Uganda showing the location of Kiruhura
Coordinates: 00°12′53″S 30°46′12″E / 0.21472°S 30.77000°E / -0.21472; 30.77000
Country  Uganda
Region Sub-region
District Kiruhura District
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 14,300
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Kiruhura is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. It is the largest town in Kiruhura District and the site of the district headquarters.

Location[edit]

Kiruhura is approximately 69 kilometres (43 mi), by road, northeast of Mbarara, the largest city in the Ankole sub-region.[1] This is approximately 265 kilometres (165 mi), by road, south-west of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.[2] The coordinates of the town are 0°12'53.0"S, 30°46'12.0"E (Latitude:-0.214709; Longitude:30.769999).[3]

Population[edit]

In 2002, the national population census put the town's population at about 10,240. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 13,500. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 14,000.[4] In 2012, UBOS projected the town's population at 14,300.[5]

Points of interest[edit]

The following additional points of interest lie within the town limits or close to its edges:

  • Kiruhura Town Hall, the building housing the town council offices[6]
  • Rushere Community Hospital, a 200-bed community hospital affiliated with the Church of Uganda,[7] located approximately 8 kilometres (5.0 mi), by road, south-east of Kiruhura[8]
  • Rwakitura State House, the country home of President Yoweri Museveni, is located in Rwakitura, 32 kilometres (20 mi), by road north-east of Kiruhura.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GFC (22 March 2016). "Distance between Mbarara, Western Region, Uganda and Kiruhura, Western Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 22 March 2016. 
  2. ^ GFC (22 March 2016). "Distance between Kampala Road, Kampala, Central Region, Uganda and Kiruhura, Western Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 22 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Google (22 March 2016). "Location of Kiruhura Town, Kiruhura District, Western Region, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 22 March 2016. 
  4. ^ UBOS. "Estimated Population of Kiruhura In 2002, 2010 And 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  5. ^ UBOS (June 2012). "Kiruhura District Local Government Statistical Abstract" (PDF). Kampala: Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 22 March 2016. 
  6. ^ Ssengendo, Abdulkarim (1 February 2010). "Kiruhura Town Clerk Asked to Plan Town Well". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 22 March 2016. 
  7. ^ Mugisa, Anne (8 May 2007). "Janet Urges Medics On Infection Prevention". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 22 March 2016. 
  8. ^ GFC (22 March 2016). "Distance between Kiruhura, Western Region, Uganda and Rushere Community Hospital, Nyabushozi, Western Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 22 March 2016. 
  9. ^ GFC (22 March 2016). "Distance between Kiruhura, Western Region, Uganda and Rwakitura Kraal, Nyabushozi, Western Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 22 March 2016. 

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Coordinates: 00°12′36″S 30°49′48″E / 0.21000°S 30.83000°E / -0.21000; 30.83000