Rakai

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Rakai
Rakai is located in Uganda
Rakai
Rakai
Map of Uganda showing the location of Rakai.
Coordinates:  Uganda 00°42′36″S 31°24′18″E / 0.71000°S 31.40500°E / -0.71000; 31.40500
Region Central Uganda
District Rakai District
Elevation 1,280 m (4,200 ft)
Population (2012 Estimate)
 • Total 7,000
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Rakai is a town in Rakai District of the Central Region of Uganda. It is the site of the headquarters of the district.

Location[edit]

Rakai is located approximately 62 kilometres (39 mi), by road, southwest of Masaka, the largest town in the sub-region.[1] This is approximately 208 kilometres (129 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[2] The coordinates of Rakai are 0°42'36.0"S, 31°24'18.0"E (Latitude:-0.7100, Longitude:31.4050).[3]

Population[edit]

The 2002 national census put the population of the town at about 5,920. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the mid-year population at 6,900. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-ear population at 7,000.[4]

Points of interest[edit]

The following additional points of interest are located within the town limits or close to its edges:

  • offices of Rakai Town Council
  • Rakai central market
  • Rakai Hospital, a 100-bed public hospital administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Distance Between Masaka And Rakai With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Rakai With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Google (19 July 2015). "Location of Rakai at Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Estimated Population of Rakai In 2002, 2010 & 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 00°42′36″S 31°24′18″E / 0.71000°S 31.40500°E / -0.71000; 31.40500