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Kololo is located in Kampala
Map of Kampala showing the location of Kololo.
Coordinates: 00°19′59″N 32°35′35″E / 0.33306°N 32.59306°E / 0.33306; 32.59306
Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Kampala Capital City Authority
Division Kampala Central Division
Elevation 1,300 m (4,300 ft)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Kololo is a hill in Kampala, the largest city and capital of Uganda.


Kololo is close to the centre of Kampala, bordered by Naguru to the east, Bukoto to the north, Mulago to the northwest, Makerere to the west, Nakasero to the southwest and Kibuli to the south. Kololo lies in Kampala Central Division. The coordinates of Kololo are:0°19'46.0"N, 32°35'41.0"E (Latitude:0.329445; Longitude:32.594725).[1]


Starting in the 1950s, before Uganda's Independence, Kololo has been an upscale residential area, due to its central location in the city and to the spectacular views that the hill offers. Kololo is a popular location for Diplomatic Missions to Uganda, housing more than a dozen Embassies and Ambassadors' residences.[2]

During the 2000s, hotels, banks, hospitals and other corporate entities have begun to infiltrate the hill, mainly to serve the elite who reside there, away from the noise and traffic congestion in the central business district located on the neighbouring hill called Nakasero.[3] At the summit of the hill, there are radio, television and telecommunication masts.

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest are found on Kololo hill:


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Google, . "Location of Kololo At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Mazinga, Mathias (2 December 2008). "Amazing Italian Jazz". New Vision. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Newvision, Reporter (3 October 2011). "Kampala To Get Premium Shopping Mall". New Vision. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Ssempijja, David (4 November 2010). "Nakumatt Takes Over Payless Supermarket Operations". New Vision. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 0°19′59″N 32°35′35″E / 0.3331°N 32.5930°E / 0.3331; 32.5930