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Nakawa is located in Kampala
Map of Kampala showing the location of Nakawa.
Coordinates: 00°19′46″N 32°36′52″E / 0.32944°N 32.61444°E / 0.32944; 32.61444
Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Kampala Capital City Authority
Division Nakawa Division
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Nakawa is an area in the city of Kampala, Uganda's capital. It is also the location of the headquarters of Nakawa Division, one of the five administrative divisions of Kampala.


Nakawa is located on the eastern edge of the city of Kampala. It is bordered by Ntinda to the north, Kyambogo to the northeast, Banda and Kireka to the est, Mbuya to the southeast, Bugoloobi to the south, Namuwongo to the southwest, Kololo in Kampala Central Division to the west and Naguru to the northwest. The road distance between Kampala's central business district and Nakawa is approximately 9.5 kilometres (5.9 mi).[1] The coordinates of Nakawa are:0°19'46.0"N, 32°36'52.0"E (Latitude:0.329450; Longitude:32.614445).[2]


Nakawa lies on the main highway between Kampala and Jinja. From a mere intersection of the Kampala-Jinja Highway and Ntinda Road in the 1950s, Nakawa has grown into a bustling metropolitan area with small, medium and large industries and some of Uganda's highest institutions of learning.

Points of interest[edit]

Nakawa boasts the following points of interest:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Distance Between Central Kampala And Nakawa With Map". Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Google, . "Location of Nakawa At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Ilungole, Stephen (17 December 2001). "Uganda: Spear Motors Celebrates Sales Boom". New Vision. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 00°19′46″N 32°36′52″E / 0.32944°N 32.61444°E / 0.32944; 32.61444