Mayuge

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Mayuge
Mayuge is located in Uganda
Mayuge
Mayuge
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°27′28″N 33°28′48″E / 0.45778°N 33.48000°E / 0.45778; 33.48000
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Eastern Region of Uganda
Sub-region Busoga sub-region
District Mayuge District
Elevation 3,900 ft (1,190 m)
Population (2014 Census)
 • Total 17,151[1]

Mayuge is a town in the Eastern Region of Uganda. It is the site of the Mayuge District headquarters.

Location[edit]

Mayuge is located on the Musita–Mayuge–Lumino–Majanji–Busia Road, about 14 kilometres (9 mi) southeast of Musita, on the Jinja–Iganga–Bugiri–Tororo Road.[2] This is about 19 kilometres (12 mi) south of Iganga, the nearest large town.[3] Mayuge lies approximately 37 kilometres (23 mi), east of the city of Jinja.[4] Neighboring communities include Bugadi, Bukanya, Bugoto, Wandegeya, Bemba, Namalege, Musita, and Ikulwe. The coordinates of Mayuge are 0°27'28.0"N, 33°28'48.0"E (Latitude:0.457782; Longitude:33.480003).[5]

Overview[edit]

Mayuge is a small rural settlement that is in the process of becoming an urban center. Mayuge is the only municipality in Mayuge District. Sanitation was one of the major challenges that the town faced in 2010.[6]

Population[edit]

In 2002, the national census estimated Mayuge's population at about 8,720. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 11,500. In 2011, UBOS estimated the population at 11,900.[7] On 27 August 2014, the national population census put the population at 17,151.[1]

Economic activity[edit]

The economic activity in the town revolves mainly around subsistence agriculture, poultry farming, and animal husbandry.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b UBOS (27 August 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 21 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Globefeed.com (30 June 2016). "Distance between Musita Church of Uganda Primary School, A 109, Mayuge District, Eastern Region, Uganda and Mayuge Supermarket, Mayuge, Eastern Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Globefeed.com (30 June 2016). "Distance between Iganga, Eastern Region, Uganda and Mayuge Supermarket, Mayuge, Eastern Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Globefeed.com (30 June 2016). "Distance between Jinja Town Hall, Gokhale Road, Jinja, Eastern Region, Uganda and Mayuge Supermarket, Mayuge, Eastern Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Google (18 July 2015). "Location of Mayuge, Mayuge District, Eastern Region, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  6. ^ Kakamwa, Charles (8 September 2010). "Poor Sanitation worries Mayuge town residents". New Vision. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  7. ^ UBOS. "Estimated Population of Mayuge In 2002, 2010 & 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  8. ^ Kato, Joshua (8 March 2009). "From one hen, Kibowa has said farewell to poverty". New Vision. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 

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Coordinates: 00°27′28″N 33°28′48″E / 0.45778°N 33.48000°E / 0.45778; 33.48000