|Region||Eastern Region of Uganda|
|Elevation||3,870 ft (1,180 m)|
|Population (2014 Census)|
The town is on the main highway between Kampala and Nairobi, approximately 216 kilometres (134 mi), by road, east of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. It sits across the international border, adjacent to its similarly named sister town of Malaba, Kenya. The coordinates of the town are 0°38'40.0"N, 34°15'38.0"E (Latitude:0.644444; Longitude:34.260556).
Malaba is a market town 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) southeast of the town of Tororo. The railway crosses the border between Uganda and Kenya at Malaba.
Malaba is a busy crossing point between Uganda and Kenya. In 2013, it was the second-busiest border crossing between Uganda and Kenya, based on the volume of informal exports and imports. See table below:
|Rank||Border Town||Share of Exports||Share of Imports|
The national census in 2002 estimated the population of the town at 7,600. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 9,200. In 2011, UBOS estimated the population at 9,500. During the 2014 national population census, the population was enumerated at 18,224.
Points of interest
The following points of interest lie within the town or close to its borders:
- offices of Malaba Town Council
- offices of the Uganda Revenue Authority
- 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 26 February 2015.
- GFC (28 April 2016). "Distance between Kampala Road, Kampala, Central Region, Uganda and Malaba Uganda Police Buildings, A 109, Busia, Uganda". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 28 April 2016.
- Google (16 July 2015). "Location of Malaba, Uganda At Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
- "THE INFORMAL CROSS BORDER TRADE SURVEY REPORT 2013", Bank of Uganda and Uganda Bureau of Statistics, November 2014, accessed 16 July 2015
- UBOS. "Estimated Population of Malaba, Uganda In 2002, 2010 & 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 9 May 2014.
- Ochieng, Lilian (28 April 2016). "Malaba, Busia one-stop border posts works set to end by July". Business Daily Africa. Nairobi. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
- Waiswa, Baz (22 February 2015). "Uganda border at Malaba revamped". East African Business Week. Kampala. Retrieved 28 April 2016.