Nkokonjeru

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Nkokonjeru
Nkokonjeru is located in Uganda
Nkokonjeru
Nkokonjeru
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°14′22″N 32°55′23″E / 0.23944°N 32.92306°E / 0.23944; 32.92306
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Central Region of Uganda
District Buikwe District
Elevation 3,900 ft (1,200 m)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 14,000

Nkokonjeru is a municipality in Buikwe District in the Central Region of Uganda.[1] The town's name means "White Chicken" in English.[2]

Location[edit]

Nkokonjeru is approximately 23 kilometres (14 mi), by road, southwest of Buikwe, the site of the district headquarters.[3] The town is approximately 46 kilometres (29 mi), by road, southwest of Njeru, the largest urban centre in the district.[4] This is approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi), by road, southeast of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.[5] The coordinates of Nkokonjeru are 0°14'22.0"N, 32°55'23.0"E (Latitude:0.239444; Longitude:32.923056).[6]

Overview[edit]

Nkokonjeru was the location of a traditional shine where the Baganda used to sacrifice white chicken prior to 1890.[2] In 1891, the Mill Hill Fathers established a Catholic Parish in the area. When lightning felled the sacrifice tree, the missionaries used the wood to burn bricks and build the Parish Church. Subsequently, they built schools, a hospital and a teacher's college. The Catholic Parish of Nkonkonjeru had over 45,000 registered parishioners, as of August 2009.[7]

Population[edit]

The 2002 national census enumerated the population of Nkokonjeru at 11,095. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 13,700. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 14,000.[8]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest lie within or near Nkokonjeru:

  • offices of Nkokonjeru Town Council
  • St. Francis Hospital, Nkokonjeru, a 200-bed community hospital administered by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lugazi[9]
  • Nkokonjeru Church of Uganda Primary School
  • St. Paul's Primary School, Nkokonjeru
  • St. Peter's Secondary School, Nkokonjeru
  • Nkokonjeru Teacher Training College
  • Nkokonjeru Technical College
  • Nkokonjeru Catholic Church
  • Stella Maris Boarding Primary School, Nsuube
  • Stella Maris College, Nsuube
  • St. Alphonsus Demonstration School
  • St. Anthony Convent Secondary School
  • Providence Home
  • Rural Agency for Sustainable Development
  • Nkokonjeru Savings and Credit Co-operative
  • Mother Kevin Vocation Institute
  • St. Claire Primary School
  • Little Angels Primary School
  • Mukono–Kyetume–Katosi–Nyenga Road, passing through the middle of town

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kyotalengerire, Agnes (2 September 2013). "Nalugo’s Gospel: Proper Nutrition Starts At The Breast". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Okwera, Oyet (3 October 2008). "A Sacred Tree Built Nkokonjeru Chapel". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  3. ^ GFC (20 July 2015). "Map Showing Nkokonjeru And Buikwe With Route Marker". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  4. ^ GFC (20 July 2015). "Road Distance Between Njeru And Nkokonjeru With Map". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  5. ^ GFC (20 July 2015). "Map Showing Nkokonjeru And Kampala With Route Marker". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  6. ^ Google (20 July 2015). "Location of Nkokonjeru at Google Maps accessdate=20 July 2015" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Lukwago, Juliet (11 July 2008). "Nkokonjeru Catholic Parish Through 111 Years". new Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  8. ^ UBOS (2012). "Population Estimates for Nkokonjeru In 2002, 2010 And 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Nkokonjeru Hospital Gets X-ray Machine". New Vision. Kampala. 26 January 2007. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 

Coordinates: 00°14′22″N 32°55′23″E / 0.23944°N 32.92306°E / 0.23944; 32.92306