Mutukula, Uganda

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For the city in Tanzania, see Mutukula, Tanzania.
Mutukula
Mutukula is located in Uganda
Mutukula
Mutukula
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 01°00′00″S 31°25′00″E / 1.00000°S 31.41667°E / -1.00000; 31.41667Coordinates: 01°00′00″S 31°25′00″E / 1.00000°S 31.41667°E / -1.00000; 31.41667
Country  Uganda
Region Central Region
District Rakai District
Elevation 3,900 ft (1,190 m)
Population (2009 Estimate)
 • Total 15,000

Mutukula is a town in the Central Region of Uganda, the third-largest economy in the East African Community.

Location[edit]

Mutukula is located in extreme southern Rakai District at the international border between Uganda and Tanzania. The town is approximately 81 kilometres (50 mi), by road, south-west of Masaka, the largest city in the sub-region.[1] This location is approximately 211 kilometres (131 mi), by road, south-west of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.[2] The coordinates of the town are 1°00'00.0"S, 31°25'00.0"E (Latitude:-1.0000; Longitude:31.4167).[3]

Overview[edit]

The town of Mutukula is a border town between Uganda and Tanzania. At an altitude of 1,190 metres (3,900 ft), above sea level, Mutukula is an important border post and major crossing point, for both human and commercial traffic.[4] In February 2016, the border post between both countries merged operations on both sides. Vehicles and passengers clear customs and immigration once in the country they are leaving, with officials from both countries present.[5]

Population[edit]

As of July 2009, the population of Mutukula was estimated at 15,000 people.[6]

Points of interest[edit]

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

  • offices of Mutukula Town Council
  • Mutukula Airport - A military and civilian airport, located approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of town
  • Mutukula prison - A medium security correctional facility
  • Mutukula central market

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Road Distance Between Masaka And Mutukula With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Interactive Map Showing Kampala And Mutukula With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Google (10 July 2015). "Location of Mutukula, Uganda At Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Mutebi, Brian (1 August 2014). "Mutukula: Where Residents Live In Two Countries". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Matsiko, Philomena (27 February 2016). "TradeMark East Africa hands over $15m Mutukula border post". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 27 February 2016. 
  6. ^ UN Human Settlements Program. "Tanzania/Uganda: Border Town Water Project Kicks Off". United Nations Human Settlements Programme. Retrieved 17 January 2015.