Storm in Tororo
|Region||Eastern Region of Uganda|
|Elevation||3,888 ft (1,185 m)|
|Population (2014 Census)|
- For the edible yam, see Chinese yam. For the Sgt. Frog character, see Tororo (Sgt. Frog). For Tororo District, see Tororo District.
The town is approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) west of the town of Malaba at the border between Uganda and Kenya. This is approximately 230 kilometres (140 mi), by road, east of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. The coordinates of the town are 0°41'34.0"N, 34°10'54.0"E (Latitude:0.692780; Longitude:34.181655).
In 2002, the national census put the population of the town of Tororo at about 34,800. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 42,500. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 43,700. The 2014 national population census put the population at 41,906.
Tororo has a major cement works, Tororo Cement Limited, that in 2007, because of power shortages, could produce only 19,000 metric tonnes of cement daily against an installed capacity of 35,000 metric tonnes.
It is also home to SEBA Foods, a food factory that was officially opened by the president of Uganda on 25 June 2010.
Electromaxx Limited constructed a 20 megawatt thermal plant, Tororo Power Station, that was commissioned in June 2010.
Rift Valley Railways funded the clearing of the line east to Gulu of vegetation and repairing track and bridges, thus allowing the first commercial train for 20 years to run through on the metre gauge track from the Kenyan port of Mombasa through Nairobi and Eldoret to the Kenyan frontier in Tororo and onwards to Gulu on the line to Pakwach on 14 September 2013.
Points of interest
The following additional points of interest lie within the town limits or near its edges:
- offices of Tororo Town Council
- Tororo central market
- Tororo Hospital,a 200-bed public hospital administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health
- Uganda Martyrs' Cathedral, the seat of the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tororo
- St. Anthony's Hospital, a 150-bed mission hospital affiliated with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tororo
- Christ the King Priory, a Benedictine monastery of the Congregation of Missionary Benedictines of Saint Ottilien
- Tororo–Mbale–Soroti Road begins here and continues in a northwesterly direction, to end 158 kilometres (98 mi) away at Soroti.
- Tororo Airport, a public airport administered by the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda
- Tororo Solar Power Station
- Busitema University, one of the six public universities in Uganda, located 28 kilometres (17 mi), by road, southwest of the central business district of Tororo town.
- mobile branch of PostBank Uganda
- branch of the National Social Security Fund
- Photo of Tororo Rock 2
- Photo of Tororo Cement Works
- Photo of Rock Garden Hotel, Tororo
- Photo of Downtown Tororo
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