Kiruhura, Uganda

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Kiruhura is located in Uganda
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.


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]


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]


  1. ^ "Distance Between Mbarara And Kiruhura With Map". Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Kiruhura With Distance Marker". 
  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". Retrieved 7 June 2014. 

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