Nakasero

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Nakasero
Nakasero
Nakasero
Nakasero is located in Kampala
Nakasero
Nakasero
Map of Kampala showing the location of Nakasero.
Coordinates: 00°19′24″N 32°34′44″E / 0.32333°N 32.57889°E / 0.32333; 32.57889Coordinates: 00°19′24″N 32°34′44″E / 0.32333°N 32.57889°E / 0.32333; 32.57889
Country Uganda
RegionCentral Uganda
DistrictKampala Capital City Authority
DivisionKampala Central Division
Elevation
1,228 m (4,029 ft)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Nakasero is a hill and neighborhood in the centre of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda. Nakasero is important to Uganda's economy and politics, as it is home to Kampala's central business district and several government offices, including the Ugandan Parliament Buildings.[1]

Location[edit]

Nakasero is bordered by Mulago to the north, Makerere to the northwest, Old Kampala to the west, Namirembe and Mengo to the southwest, Nsambya to the south, Kibuli to the southeast, and Kololo to the east. The coordinates of Nakasero Hill are 0°19'24.0"N, 32°34'44.0"E (Latitude:0.323334; Longitude:32.578890).[2] Nakasero Hill rises 1,228 metres (4,029 ft) above mean sea level.[3]

Overview[edit]

Nakasero Hill is the location of the central business district of Kampala, whose nighttime population was estimated at 1,680,600 as of July 2020.[4]

The lower reaches of the western and southern slopes of the hill accommodate the ordinary business and commercial activities of the city (taxi parks, train station, shopping arcades, banks, and restaurants). Towards the top of the hill, there are government buildings including the Uganda Parliament Buildings, several government ministries and the Kampala Capital City Authority Building Complex.[5]

The top of Nakasero Hill is one of the most luxurious address in the city and accommodates the most upscale hotels and restaurants in Kampala and the country.[6][7] The Kampala State House is also located here. The northern and eastern slopes of Nakasero Hill house many of the diplomatic missions to Uganda and the residences of many ambassadors accredited to Uganda.[7]

Landmarks[edit]

The numerous landmarks in Kampala's central business district, located on Nakasero hill, include but are not limited to the following:

Government buildings[edit]

Banking institutions[edit]

Nearly all commercial banks and the three development banks in Uganda maintain their headquarters and main branches in Nakasero.[9]

Hotels, clubs, and casinos[edit]

Foreign embassies[edit]

The following foreign missions maintain their offices on Nakasero Hill.[14]

Places of worship[edit]

Others[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google (29 July 2021). "Map of Nakasero Showing Boundaries And Landmarks" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  2. ^ Google (29 July 2021). "Location of Nakasero, Central Division, Kampala, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  3. ^ Worldwide Elevation Map Finder (29 July 2021). "Elevation of Nakasero, Kampala, Uganda". Elevation.maplogs.com. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  4. ^ Uganda Bureau of Statistics (12 June 2020). "Estimated Population of Kampala In July 2020" (Citypopultion.de Quoting Uganda Bureau of Statistics). Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  5. ^ a b Google (29 July 2021). "Location of Kampala Capital City Authority Building Complex, Nakasero, Kampala" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  6. ^ Spectrum Properties (July 2021). "Real Estate Investment Opportunities In Kampala, Uganda". Spectrum Properties Uganda. Kampala, Uganda. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  7. ^ a b c Uganda Travel Guide (29 July 2021). "Profile of Nakasero Hill". Uganda Travel Guide. Kampala, Uganda. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  8. ^ Google (29 July 2021). "Location of Uganda Parliament Building Complex, Nakasero, Kampala, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  9. ^ Bank of Uganda (1 July 2021). "Licensed Commercial Banks As At 1 July 2020" (PDF). Bank of Uganda. Kampala, Uganda. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  10. ^ Cairo Bank Uganda (September 2020). "Contact Us: Head Office Location". Kampala: Cairo Bank Uganda. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  11. ^ The Independent (21 September 2019). "Uganda To Host AFREXIM East African Regional Bank Office". The Independent. Kampala. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  12. ^ Google (29 July 2021). "Grand Imperial Hotel, Nakasero Hill, Kampala, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  13. ^ Google (29 July 2021). "Location of Speke Hotel, Nakasero Hill, Kampala, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  14. ^ Uganda Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2020). "Foreign Missions To Uganda". Uganda Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Kampala, Uganda. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  15. ^ Google (29 July 2021). "Location of Embassy of Belgium, Lumumba Avenue, Nakasero Hill, Kampala, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  16. ^ Google (29 July 2021). "Location of The Embassy of France To Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  17. ^ Google (29 July 2021). "Indian High Commission to Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  18. ^ Google (29 July 2021). "Location of the High Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania to Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  19. ^ Google (29 July 2021). "Location of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, Nakasero, Kampala, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  20. ^ Christopher Bendana (11 January 2016). "Christ The King Church to get facelift". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  21. ^ Daily Monitor (13 November 2008). "Uganda: Physician Trades Comfort for Serving His Homeland". EthiopianReview.com Quoting Daily Monitor. Retrieved 22 April 2015.

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