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Pabbo is located in Uganda
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 03°00′00″N 32°08′42″E / 3.00000°N 32.14500°E / 3.00000; 32.14500
CountryFlag of Uganda.svg Uganda
RegionNorthern Region of Uganda
Sub-regionAcholi sub-region
Districts of UgandaAmuru District
3,150 ft (960 m)

Pabbo, sometimes spelled as Pabo,[citation needed] is a municipality in Amuru District of the Northern Region of Uganda.


Pabbo is on the Gulu-Nimule Road, the main highway (A-104) between Gulu and the border with Southern Sudan at Nimule. Pabbo is approximately 39 kilometres (24 mi), by road, north of Gulu, the largest city in the Acholi sub-region.[1] Its location is approximately 375 kilometres (233 mi), by road, north of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.[2] The coordinates of the town are 03 00 00N, 32 08 42E (Latitude:3.0000; Longitude:32.1450).[3]


During the Lord's Resistance Army war (1986 - 2006), Pabbo was the site of one of the largest camps for internally displaced people, swelling to over 67,000 in 2005.[4] Since the cessation of hostilities in 2006, some of those people have returned to their villages.[5][6]

Points of interest[edit]

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

  • offices of Pabbo Town Council
  • Pabbo central market
  • Gulu-Nimule Road, passing through town in a north/south direction.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ GFC. "Road Distance Between Pabbo And Gulu With Map". (GFC). Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  2. ^ GFC. "Road Distance Between Pabbo And Kampala With Map". (GFC). Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  3. ^ Google (23 July 2015). "Location of Pabbo At Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  4. ^ UNICEF (15 June 2005). "Study Highlights Rape In Northern Uganda's Largest IDP Camp". United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  5. ^ Jaramogi, Patrick (19 April 2006). "10,000 Leave Pabbo Camp". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  6. ^ Klein, Alice (24 January 2012). "Northern Uganda's Displaced People Are Left To Fend For Themselves". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  7. ^ Jeff Lule, and Cecilia Okoth (28 March 2010). "Japan And World Bank Will Finance Upgrade of Gulu-Nimule Road". New Vision. Kampala. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2015.

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Coordinates: 03°00′00″N 32°08′42″E / 3.00000°N 32.14500°E / 3.00000; 32.14500