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Koboko is located in Uganda
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 03°24′36″N 30°57′36″E / 3.41000°N 30.96000°E / 3.41000; 30.96000
Country  Uganda
Region Northern Uganda
Sub-region West Nile sub-region
District Koboko District
Elevation 3,870 ft (1,180 m)
Population (2014 Census)
 • Total 37,825[1]

Koboko is a town in Northern Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative and commercial centre of Koboko District. The district is named after the town. Koboko is also the hometown of the now-deceased former dictator, Idi Amin Dada (1925 - 2003), who ruled Uganda between 1971 and 1979.


Koboko is located approximately 55 kilometres (34 mi), by road, north of Arua, the largest city in the sub-region.[2] This location lies approximately 485 kilometres (301 mi), by road, northwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country.[3] The coordinates of the town are:3°24'36.0"N, 30°57'36.0"E (Latitude:3.4100; Longitude:30.9600).[4]


In 2002, the national census estimated the population of Koboko at about 29,730. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at about 48,200. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of the town of Koboko at 51,300.[5] In 2014, the national population census put Koboko's population at 37,825.[1]

Points of interest[edit]

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


Koboko district is served by the following bus lines: (a) KKT Bus Company (b) Gaa-Gaa Bus Company and (c) Nile Coach Limited.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b UBOS, . (29 November 2014). "The Population of The Regions of the Republic of Uganda And All Cities And Towns of More Than 15,000 Inhabitants". Citypopulation.de Quoting Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Arua And Koboko With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Koboko With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Google (2 June 2014). "Location of Koboko At Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  5. ^ UBOS, . "Estimated Population of Koboko In 2002, 2010 And 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 03°24′36″N 30°57′36″E / 3.41000°N 30.96000°E / 3.41000; 30.96000