Oyam, Uganda

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Oyam is located in Uganda
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 02°14′06″N 32°23′06″E / 2.23500°N 32.38500°E / 2.23500; 32.38500
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Northern Uganda
Sub-region Lango sub-region
District Oyam District
Elevation 3,000 ft (900 m)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 14,500

Oyam is a town in the Northern Region of Uganda. It is the primary municipal, administrative, and commercial centre of Oyam District.


Oyam is bordered by Anyeke to the north, Loro to the east, Adiegi to the south, Aber to the southwest, and Pamwa to the northwest. The town is approximately 78 kilometres (48 mi), by road, west of Lira, the largest city in Lango sub-region.[1] The coordinates of the town are 2°14'06.0"N, 32°23'06.0"E (Latitude:2.2350; Longitude:32.3850).[2]


The 2002 national population census estimated the town population at 10,600. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 14,000. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 14,500.[3]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest lie within the town limits or close to the edges of the town:

  • headquarters of Oyam District Administration
  • offices of Oyam Town Council
  • Oyam central market
  • Kamdini-Lira Highway, immediately south of Oyam's town limits
  • Tochi River, within walking distance to the west of Oyam

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Distance Between Lira And Oyam With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Google (19 July 2015). "Location of Oyam Town At Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  3. ^ UBOS (2011). "Estimated Population of Oyam Town In 2002, 2010 & 2012" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 22 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 02°14′06″N 32°23′06″E / 2.23500°N 32.38500°E / 2.23500; 32.38500