Kumi Town

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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 Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Eastern Region of Uganda
Sub-region Teso sub-region
District Kumi District
Elevation 3,220 ft (980 m)
Population (2011 Estimates)
 • Total 13,000

Kumi Town, commonly refeered to as 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]

Points of interest[edit]

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

  • offices of Kumi Town Council
  • Kumi central market
  • Kumi Hospital, a 200-bed public hospital, administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health
  • main campus of Kumi University, a private institution of tertiary education and located about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) west of the town"s central business district
  • Mbale-Soroti road, passing through town in a southeastern to northwestern direction

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. ^ UBOS, . "Estimated Population of Kumi Town In 2002, 2010 & 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 1 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 01°29′24″N 33°56′06″E / 1.49000°N 33.93500°E / 1.49000; 33.93500