Mirama Hills

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Mirama Hills
Mirama Hills is located in Uganda
Mirama Hills
Mirama Hills
Map of Uganda showing the location of Mirama Hills
Coordinates: 01°03′03″S 30°27′36″E / 1.05083°S 30.46000°E / -1.05083; 30.46000
Elevation 1,360 m (4,460 ft)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Mirama Hills is a town in the Western Region of Uganda.

Location[edit]

Mirama Hills is located in Ntungamo District, Ankole sub-region. The town is at Uganda's border with Rwanda and lies very close to where the borders of Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania intersect. It is approximately 350 kilometres (220 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[1] This is approximately 30 kilometres (19 mi), by road, southeast of Ntungamo, the administrative center and the largest town in the district.[2] The coordinates of the town are:1°03'03.0"S, 30°27'36.0"E (Latitude:-1.050820; Longitude:30.459990).[3]

Overview[edit]

The small town of Mirama Hills, Ntungamo District, in Southwestern Uganda, sits on Uganda's border with the Republic of Rwanda, very close to the three-corners point where the borders of the two countries meet with the border with Tanzania. To the immediate north of the town lie the hills from which the town derives its name, rising to heights of 1,560 metres (5,120 ft), above sea-level. The town lies on the banks of River Muvumba, a tributary of the Kagera River. Immediately south of Mirama Hills, across the border, in Rwanda, lies the town of Kagitumba. The Mirama Hills - Kagitumba border crossing is one of the two busiest transit points between Uganda and Rwanda; the other being the Katuna - Gatuna border crossing.[4] Between 2011 and 2015, the border crossing underwent upgrades to facilitate a single clearance process involving one joint stop for both countries.[5][6][7]

Points of interest[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Map Showing Kampala and Mirama Hills (Kagitumba) With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Ntungamo And Mirama Hills (Kagitumba) With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Google (8 July 2015). "Location of Mirama Hills At Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Rwembeho, Stephen (13 May 2014). "Rwanda: Business Operators Optimistic Over New Border Facility at Kagitumba". New Times (Rwanda) via AllAfrica.com. Kigali. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Jaramogi, Patrick (2011). "Clearance of Border Goods to Take Hours". New Vision Mobile. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  6. ^ Mukombozi, Rajab (6 July 2015). "Mirama Hills One-stop Border Post Opens". The EastAfrican. Nairobi. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Mukombozi, Rajab (10 July 2015). "Mirama Border Post Completed". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Civil Works for Upgrading of Nine (9) National Roads from Gravel to Paved (Bituminous) Standard". Devex.com. June 2010. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 01°03′03″S 30°27′36″E / 1.05083°S 30.46000°E / -1.05083; 30.46000