Nakaseke

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This article is about the town in Uganda. For the district, see Nakaseke District.
Nakaseke
Nakaseke is located in Uganda
Nakaseke
Nakaseke
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°43′48″N 32°24′54″E / 0.73000°N 32.41500°E / 0.73000; 32.41500
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Central Region of Uganda
District Nakaseke District
Elevation 3,970 ft (1,210 m)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 2,200

Nakaseke is a town in Nakaseke District in the Central Region of Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative, and commercial center of the district.

Location[edit]

Nakaseke is approximately 66 kilometres (41 mi) by road, northwest of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.[1] The road from Kampala to Wobulenzi (a distance of about 50 kilometres (31 mi)) is all-weather tarmac, with the last 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) to Nakaseke on a gravel-dirt road. The coordinates of the town are 0°43'48.0"N, 32°24'54.0" (Latitude:0.7300; Longitude:32.4150).[2]

Overview[edit]

Most of the people in Nakaseke are Baganda, the largest ethnic group in the Central Region. An estimated 59.2 percent of the Nakaseke community is literate, which is largely limited to the Luganda language. A Primary Teachers' Training College has been built in Nakaseke. Nakaseke Hospital, a 120-bed public hospital administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health, is in Nakaseke town. The hospital is connected to other health units by a radio.

Population[edit]

According to the 2002 national census, the population of Nakaseke was about 1,630. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population of the town at 2,100. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Nakaseke at 2,200.[3]

Points of interest[edit]

Additional points of interest in the town of Nakaseke or close to the town limits include:

  • headquarters of Naakaseke District Administration
  • offices of Nakaseke Town Council
  • Nakaseke central market
  • Nakaseke Community Multimedia Center Radio 102.9FM

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Distance between Nakaseke and Kampala With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Google (21 July 2015). "Location of Nakaseke at Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Estimated Population of Nakaseke In 2002, 2010 & 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 00°43′48″N 32°54′06″E / 0.73000°N 32.90167°E / 0.73000; 32.90167