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Nakasero is located in Kampala
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; 32.57889
Country Uganda
RegionCentral Uganda
DistrictKampala Capital City Authority
DivisionKampala Central Division
1,240 m (4,070 ft)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Nakasero is a hill located in central 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.


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).[1]


Nakasero Hill is the location of the central business district of Kampala, with an estimated nighttime population of about 1,659,000 in 2011.[2] 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, bank, and restaurants). Towards the top of the hill, there are government buildings including the Uganda Parliament Buildings, the Kampala Capital City Authority Building Complex, and several government ministries.

The top of Nakasero Hill is the most luxurious address in the city and accommodates the most upscale hotels and restaurants in the country.[citation needed] The Kampala State House is also located here. The northern and eastern slopes of Nakasero Hill house the majority of the diplomatic missions to Uganda and the residences of most ambassadors accredited to Uganda.[3]


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]

Hotels, clubs, and casinos[edit]

Foreign embassies[edit]

Places of worship[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ Google. "Location of Nakasero At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  2. ^ UBOS. "Estimated Population of Kampala In 2002, 2010 & 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 12 June 2014.[dead link]
  3. ^ UTG. "Profile of Nakasero Hill". Uganda Travel Guide (UTG). Retrieved 12 June 2014.

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Coordinates: 0°19′24″N 32°34′44″E / 0.32333°N 32.57889°E / 0.32333; 32.57889