|Region||Central Region of Uganda|
|Elevation||3,970 ft (1,210 m)|
|Population (2014 census)|
Nakaseke is a town in Nakaseke District in the Central Region of Uganda. It is the main municipal and commercial center of the district. However, the political and administrative capital in the district is Butalangu.
Nakaseke is approximately 68 kilometres (42 mi) by road, northwest of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda. 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).
Nakaseke Town Council was carved out of Nakaseke sub-county and was demarcated in 2010. The town, in its early years, faces challenges related to physical planning.
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. The government of Uganda plans to build an industrial park in Nakaseke.
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.During the national census and household survey of 27 and 28 August 2014, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), enumerated the population of Nakaseke at 7,238 people.
Points of interest
Additional points of interest in the town of Nakaseke or close to the town limits include:
- offices of Nakaseke Town Council
- Nakaseke central market
- Nakaseke Community Multimedia Center Radio 102.9FM
- UBOS (November 2014). "National Population and Housing Census 2014: Provisional Results: Appendix 3 - Households and Population by Subcounty/ Town Council/Urban Division and Sex, 2014" (PDF). Kampala: Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 1 August 2017.
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- Luwaga, Brian (21 February 2017). "Nakaseke Town Council Operates Without Physical Plan". Kampala: Uganda Radio Network. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
- Luwaga, Brian (5 November 2015). "Nakaseke Hospital Grapples with Increased Operational Costs". Kampala: Uganda Radio Network. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
- Nelson Wesonga, and Dan Wandera (10 November 2015). "Nakaseke to be turned into industrial town- Museveni". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
- UBOS. "Estimated Population of Nakaseke In 2002, 2010 & 2011" (PDF). Kampala: Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 17 April 2014.