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′36″S 30°49′48″E / 0.21000°S 30.83000°E / -0.21000; 30.83000
Country  Uganda
Region Sub-region
District Kiruhura District
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 14,000
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 65 kilometres (40 mi), by road, northeast of Mbarara, the largest city in the Ankole sub-region.[1] This is approximately 247 kilometres (153 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.[2] The coordinates of the town are 0°12'36.0"S, 30°49'48.0"E (Latitude:-0.2100; Longitude:30.8300).[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]

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[5]
  • Rushere Community Hospital, a 200-bed community hospital affiliated with the Church of Uganda,[6] located approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi), by road, west of Kiruhura[7]
  • Rwakitura State House, the country home of President Yoweri Museveni and located in Rwakitura, not far from Kiruhura

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Distance Between Mbarara And Kiruhura With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Kiruhura With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. 
  3. ^ Google (5 July 2015). "Location of Kiruhura At Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  4. ^ UBOS. "Estimated Population of Kiruhura In 2002, 2010 And 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Ssengendo, Abdulkarim (1 February 2010). "Kiruhura Town Clerk Asked to Plan Town Well". New Vision. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Mugisa, Anne (8 May 2007). "Janet Urges Medics On Infection Prevention". New Vision. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Map Showing Kiruhura And Rushere With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 

External links[edit]

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