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Semuto is located in Uganda
Map of Uganda showing the location of Semuto
Coordinates: 00°37′12″N 32°19′40″E / 0.62000°N 32.32778°E / 0.62000; 32.32778
Country  Uganda
Region Central Region of Uganda
District Nakaseke District
Constituency Nakaseke South
 • Member of Parliament Edward W. Sempala Mbuga
Elevation 1,180 m (3,870 ft)
Population (2014 census)
 • Total 10,935[1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Semuto is a town in the Central Region of Uganda. It is one of the urban centers in Nakaseke District.[1]


Semuto is approximately 36 kilometres (22 mi), by road, northwest of Matugga on the Matugga–Kapeeka Road.[2] This is approximately 55 kilometres (34 mi), by road, northwest of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[3] The coordinates of the town are 0°37'12.0"N, 32°19'40.0"E (Latitude:0.620000; Longitude:32.327778).[4]


Semuto is located along the Matugga–Kapeeka Road. The road is 42 kilometres (26 mi) long, linking Matugga in Wakiso District to Kapeeka in Nakaseke District. The road goes through Gombe in Wakiso District and Semuto. The road was upgraded from gravel to bitumen at an estimated cost of US$20 million. 65 percent of the funding was provided by the government of Uganda, while 35 percent was provided by the Nordic Development Fund. The work was carried out by China Chongqing International Construction Corporation. COWI A/S, a Danish consultancy firm, supervised the work. Construction was completed in late 2011.[5]


In August 2014, the national census and household survey enumerated the population of Semuto Town Council at 10,935 people.[1]

Points of interest[edit]

The following additional points of interest are found within the town limits or close to the edges of town: (a) the offices of Semuto Town Council[6] (b) the Matugga–Kapeeka Road, going through the middle of town in a south to north direction. (c) Semuto central market (d) Semuto Health Center IV, a health facility administered by [Nakaseke District|Nakaseke District local government]]. (e) Semuto Church of Uganda, a place of worship belonging to the Church of Uganda. (f) Hudani Manji Limited, a chicken processing factory[7][8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c UBOS (November 2014). "Natonal Population and Housing Census 2014: Provisional Results: Appendix 3 - Households and Population by Subcounty/ Town Council/Urban Division and Sex, 2014" (PDF). Kampala: Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Matugga And Semuto With Map". Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Map Showing Distance Between Kampala And Semuto". Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Google (15 July 2015). "Location of Semuto at Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Kiwanuka, Frederick (9 December 2008). "Chinese firm to construct 41km Semuto-Matugga road". New Vision. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  6. ^ Luwaga, Brian (5 August 2013). "Tension As Semuto Town Clerk is Reinstated". Kampala: Uganda Radio Network. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Wandera, Stephen (27 November 2014). "Museveni adds voice to Uganda's push For full trade access to Kenya". The EastAfrican(Nairobi). Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  8. ^ Wandera, Stephen (27 November 2014). "President Museveni: We can block Kenyan goods". Daily Monitor Mobile. Kampala. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 

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Coordinates: 00°37′12″N 32°19′40″E / 0.62000°N 32.32778°E / 0.62000; 32.32778