Kumi Town

Coordinates: 01°29′24″N 33°56′06″E / 1.49000°N 33.93500°E / 1.49000; 33.93500
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Kumi Town
Kumi Municipality
Kumi Town is located in Uganda
Kumi Town
Kumi Town
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 01°29′36″N 33°56′15″E / 1.49333°N 33.93750°E / 1.49333; 33.93750
Country Uganda
RegionEastern Region of Uganda
Sub-regionTeso sub-region
DistrictKumi District
3,220 ft (980 m)
 (2014 Census)
 • Total36,493

Kumi Town, commonly called Kumi, is a town in the Eastern Region of Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative, and commercial center in Kumi District and is the site of the district headquarters.


Kumi is approximately 65 kilometres (40 mi), by road, northwest of Mbale, on the highway between Mbale and Soroti.[1] This is approximately 54 kilometres (34 mi), by road, southeast of Soroti, the largest town in the Teso sub-region[2] Kumi is about 250 kilometres (160 mi), by road, northeast of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and its largest city.[3] The coordinates of the town are 1°29'36.0"N, 33°56'15.0"E (Latitude:1.493334; Longitude:33.937500).[4]


The national census in 2002 estimated the population of the town of Kumi at 8,800. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 12,500. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 13,000.[5] In 2014, the national population census and household survey enumerated the population of Kumi Town at 36,493 people, of whom 18,690 (51.2 percent) were female and 17,803 (48.8 percent) were male.[6]

Points of interest[edit]

The following additional points of interest lie within the town limits or close to the edges of town: (a) offices of Kumi Town Council (b) Kumi central market (c) Atutur General Hospital, a 200-bed public hospital, administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health (d) main campus of Kumi University, a private institution of tertiary education and located about 8 kilometres (5 mi) west of the town's central business district[7] and (e) Tororo-Mbale-Soroti Road, passing through town in a southeastern to northwestern direction.[8]

Notable people[edit]

  • Thomas Aisu (1954–2018), physician, microbiologist, academic and academic administrator, who at the time of his death was an associate professor at Soroti University.[9]
  • Anne Atai Omoruto (1956-2016), was a Ugandan family physician, public health specialist, and academic. In 2014, she led a team of 12 Ugandan physicians as part of the World Health Organization's response to the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Distance Between Mbale And Kumi With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Map Showing Soroti And Kumi With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Distance Between Kampala And Kumi With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  4. ^ Google. "Location of Kumi, Uganda At Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google.
  5. ^ "Estimated Population of Kumi Town In 2002, 2010 & 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 July 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  6. ^ Uganda Bureau of Statistics (April 2017). "National Population and Housing Census 2014: Area Specific Profiles: Kumi District" (PDF). Kampala: Uganda Bureau of Statistics. p. 29. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  7. ^ Badagawa, Philimon (17 June 2013). "Courses at Kumi University". Kampala: Campus Times Uganda. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  8. ^ Observer Media Limited (27 July 2015). "Museveni commissions Tororo-Mbale-Soroti Road". The Observer (Uganda). Kampala. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  9. ^ Muron, George (16 October 2018). "University professor collapses to death in planning meeting". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 18 October 2018.

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