Mukono Town

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Mukono)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Mukono
Mukono, Uganda
Mukono, Uganda
Mukono is located in Uganda
Mukono
Mukono
Map of Uganda showing the location of Mukono.
Coordinates: 00°21′36″N 32°45′00″E / 0.36000°N 32.75000°E / 0.36000; 32.75000
Country Uganda
Region Central Region
District Mukono District
Area
 • Total 31.4 km2 (12.1 sq mi)
Elevation 1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Population (2014 Census)
 • Total 161,996[1]
 • Density 5,159/km2 (13,360/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+3 (EAT)

Mukono Town is a municipality in Mukono District in the Central Region of Uganda. The town is administered by the Mukono Town Council. The district headquarters are located in this town.[2] Mukono Town has links to the English town Guildford.[citation needed]

Location[edit]

Mukono Town is bordered by Kalagi to the north, Kira Town to the west, Lake Victoria to the south, and Lugazi to the east.[citation needed] The town is 27 kilometres (17 mi) east of the central business district of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[3] The town occupies approximately 31.4 square kilometres (12.1 sq mi) of land area.[citation needed] The coordinates of the town of Mukono are 00 21 36N, 32 45 00E (Latitude:0.3600; Longitude:32.7500).[4]

Demographics[edit]

Mukono is one of Uganda's fastest growing urban areas.[citation needed] The 2002 national census estimated the population of the town at 46,506. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 57,400. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 59,000.[5] On 27 August 2014, the national population census put the population at 161,996.[1]

Administrative units[edit]

Administratively, Mukono is divided into four wards: Ggulu, Nsuube, Namumira, and Ntaawo.[citation needed]

Organizational structure[edit]

The political head of the town is the mayor who is elected to a five-year term by universal adult suffrage using a secret ballot across all the four wards. The supreme policy-making organ in the town is the town council, composed of 28 elected councilors. Members of the town council serve four-year terms. The technical staff of the town council are headed by the town clerk under whom there are four municipal departments: the Management Department, the Treasury Department, the Public Health Department, and the Engineering Department.

Points of interest[edit]

The following additional points of interest are located within the town limits or close to its edges:

David Kato[edit]

On 26 January 2011, David Kato, a Ugandan gay rights activist, was murdered in his house in Mukono.[citation needed]

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 22 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Mayamba, Johnson (13 January 2014). "Mukono: The King's Hand". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Mukono With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Google (1 July 2015). "Location of Mukono At Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  5. ^ UBS. "Estimated Population of Mukono Town In 2002, 2010 & 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBS). Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Nakaweesi, Dorothy (25 January 2010). "Abacus Parenteral Crowned 2009 Investor of The Year". Retrieved 16 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 0°21′12″N 32°45′19″E / 0.35333°N 32.75528°E / 0.35333; 32.75528