Near the grounds of Mbale Pentecostal Theological College
|• Mayor||Mutwalibi Mafabi Zandya|
|Elevation||1,156 m (3,793 ft)|
Mbale is approximately 225 kilometres (140 mi), by road, northeast of Kampala, Uganda's capital and oldest city, on an all weather tarmac highway. The city lies at an average elevation of 1,156 metres (3,793 ft) above sea level.
The coordinates of the city are 1°04'50.0"N, 34°10'30.0"E (Latitude:1.080556; Longitude:34.175000). The city also lies on the railway from Tororo to Pakwach. Mount Elgon, one of the highest peaks in East Africa, is approximately 57 kilometres (35 mi) north-east of Mbale, by road.
According to the 2002 national census, the population of Mbale was about 71,130. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 81,900. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 91,800. In 2014, the national population census put the population at 96,189.
Mbale was formally linked with the town of Pontypridd, Wales through local and regional twinning ceremonies in 2005. The link was intended to associate professionals and organizations in Pontypridd with their counterparts in Africa, under the auspices of the charity known as the Partnerships Overseas Networking Trust.
Points of interest
The following points of interest lie within the city limits or close to its borders:
- The headquarters of Mbale District Administration
- The offices of Mbale City Council
- Mbale central market
- Mbale Municipal Stadium
- The headquarters of the 3rd Division of the Uganda People's Defense Force
- Mbale Regional Referral Hospital - a 400-bed public hospital administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health
- CURE Children's Hospital of Uganda - a 42-bed private neurosurgery hospital, owned and administered by CURE International
- Busitema University Faculty of Health Sciences - the medical school of Busitema University, a public institution of higher education
- The main campus of the Islamic University in Uganda
- The Mbale Campus of Uganda Martyrs University - a private university, whose headquarters are located in Nkozi, Mpigi District
- LivingStone International University - a private university affiliated with the fellowship of Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
- Mbale School of Clinical Officers
- PostBank Uganda
- National Social Security Fund
- Mbale Currency Center
- Housing Finance Bank
- Centenary Bank
- Diamond Trust Bank (Uganda)
- Barclays Bank of Uganda
- Equity Bank Uganda Limited
- DFCU Bank
- Bank of Africa Uganda Limited
- James Wapakhabulo: Politician
- Lydia Wanyoto: Lawyer, politician and diplomat.
- Umar Gocher Events Manager,CEO Punchline Marketing Agency.
- Nathan Nandala Mafabi is a Ugandan accountant, lawyer, and politician. He represents Budadiri County West in Sironko District in the Ugandan parliament. From May 2011 until January 2014, he was the leader of the opposition in the parliament.
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