Paidha

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Paidha
Paidha is located in Uganda
Paidha
Paidha
Map of Uganda showing the location of Paidha.
Coordinates: 02°25′00″N 30°59′15″E / 2.41667°N 30.98750°E / 2.41667; 30.98750
Country  Uganda
Region Northern Region of Uganda
Sub-region West Nile sub-region
District Zombo District
Elevation 1,500 m (4,900 ft)
Population (2014 Census)
 • Total 33,426[1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Paidha is a town in the Northern Region of Uganda.[2]

Location[edit]

Paidha is in Zombo District, West Nile sub-region. The town is near the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is approximately 95 kilometres (59 mi), by road, south of Arua, the largest city in the sub-region.[3] This is approximately 447 kilometres (278 mi), by road, northwest of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[4] Zombo, the town where the district headquarters are located, is approximately 16 kilometres (9.9 mi), by road, northwest of Paidha.[5] The coordinates of Paidha are 2°25'00.0"N, 30°59'15.0"E (Latitude:2.416667; Longitude:30.987500).[6]

Overview[edit]

Paidha is a busy border town in northwest Uganda at its border with the DRC. In 2013, it was the second-busiest border crossing between Uganda and the DRC, based on the volume of informal exports and imports.[7] See table below:

Uganda Border Towns' Market Share of Crossborder Informal Trade with the DRC in 2013
Rank Border Town Share of Exports Share of Imports
1 Mpondwe 71.0% 50.8%
2 Paidha 6.6% 22.6%
3 Odramachaku 7.3% 7.9%
4 Vurra 3.8% 9.0%
5 Bunagana 3.6% 5.6%
6 Ntoroko 5.5% 1.7%
7 Others 2.2% 2.4%

Population[edit]

The 2002 national census estimated the population of Paidha at 24,079 and in 2010 the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the town at 29,700. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Paidha at 30,500.[8] In 2014, the population census put the population of the town at 33,426.[1]

Points of interest[edit]

The following additional points of interest lie within the town limits or close to the edges of town: (1) The offices of Paidha Town Council (2) The international border between Uganda and the DRC is at Goli, about 7.5 kilometres (5 mi) southeast of Paidha.[9] (3) Paidha Primary Teachers College, a public teacher training college administered by the Ministry of Education and Sports (Uganda). (4) Nyagak Power Station, a 3.5 megawatt hydropower station operated by WENRECO, a subsidiary of Industrial Promotion Services[10] (4) Nyagak III Power Station, a 4.36 megawatt hydropower station under development by the Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited.[11] (5) Paidha Health Centre III.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b UBOS, . (27 August 2014). "The Population of The Regions of the Republic of Uganda And All Cities And Towns of More Than 15,000 Inhabitants". Citypopulation.de Quoting Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Okaba, Patrick (13 August 2016). "Zombo leaders ask government to build district hospital". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Globeeed.com (28 October 2016). "Distance between Arua, Northern Region, Uganda and Paidha Town Council, Paidha, Northern Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Gobefeed.com (28 October 2016). "Distance between Post Bus Uganda Limited Terminal, Kampala Road, Kampala, Central Region, Uganda and Paidha, Northern Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Globefeed.com (28 October 2016). "Distance between Paidha, Northern Region, Uganda and Zombo, Northern Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  6. ^ Google (19 July 2015). "Location of Paidha At Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "THE INFORMAL CROSS BORDER TRADE SURVEY REPORT 2013", Bank of Uganda and Uganda Bureau of Statistics, November 2014, accessed 19 July 2015
  8. ^ UBOS, . (2011). "Estimated Population of Paidha In 2002, 2010 & 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  9. ^ Globefeed.com (28 October 2016). "Distance between Paidha Town Council, Paidha, Northern Region, Uganda and Goli, Northern Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  10. ^ Kalyango, Ronald (6 February 2006). "Paidha power plant launched". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  11. ^ UEGCL (28 October 2016). "Uganda Electricity Generation Company: Nyagak III Small Hydro Power Plant (5.5MW)". Kampala: Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL). Retrieved 28 October 2016. 

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Coordinates: 02°25′00″N 30°59′15″E / 2.41667°N 30.98750°E / 2.41667; 30.98750