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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
RegionNorthern Region
Sub-regionWest Nile sub-region
DistrictKoboko District
3,870 ft (1,180 m)
 (2014 Census)
 • Total37,825[1]

Koboko is a town in Northern Region of Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative, and commercial centre of Koboko District. Koboko is also the hometown of former dictator Idi Amin who ruled Uganda between 1971 and 1979.


A farm in Koboko was the birthplace of former military officer and 3rd president of Uganda, Idi Amin.


Koboko is approximately 55 kilometres (34 mi), by road, north of Arua, the largest city in the West Nile sub-region.[2] This location is approximately 550 kilometres (342 mi), by road, northwest of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.[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 29,730. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 48,200. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population 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:

Notable people[edit]

  • Idi Amin 3rd president of Uganda from 1971–1979. He is known as the Butcher of Uganda because of his influence
  • James Baba Ugandan politician
  • Evelyn Anite Ugandan politician and journalist

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "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. 29 November 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  2. ^ Globefeed.com (2 October 2019). "Distance Between Arua, Uganda And Koboko, Uganda". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  3. ^ Globefeed.com (2 October 2019). "Distance between Central Police Station, The Square 1, City Centre, Kampala, Uganda and Police Station, Koboko, Uganda". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  4. ^ Google (2 June 2014). "Location of Koboko At Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Estimated Population of Koboko In 2002, 2010 And 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 July 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  6. ^ Google (25 March 2016). "Map Showing Intersection of Vurra–Arua–Koboko–Oraba Road and Koboko–Yumbe–Moyo Road in Center of Koboko Town" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 25 March 2016.

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