Wakiso Town

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Wakiso

Wakiso Municipality
Wakiso is located in Uganda
Wakiso
Wakiso
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°24′00″N 32°28′57″E / 0.40000°N 32.48250°E / 0.40000; 32.48250
CountryUganda
RegionCentral Region
DistrictWakiso District
Elevation
3,900 ft (1,200 m)
Population
(2014 Census)
 • Total60,210[1]

Wakiso is a city in the Central Region of Uganda. It is the headquarters of Wakiso District.[2]

Location[edit]

Wakiso is located on the Kampala-Hoima highway, approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) north-west of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.[3] The coordinates of the town are 00 24 00N, 32 28 48E (Latitude:0.4000; Longitude:32.4800).[4]

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as tropical rainforest (Af).[5]

Climate data for Wakiso
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28.8
(83.8)
28.7
(83.7)
28.2
(82.8)
27.2
(81.0)
26.7
(80.1)
26.5
(79.7)
26.1
(79.0)
26.5
(79.7)
27.3
(81.1)
27.7
(81.9)
27.8
(82.0)
27.7
(81.9)
27.4
(81.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 22.3
(72.1)
22.5
(72.5)
22.5
(72.5)
22.2
(72.0)
21.9
(71.4)
21.3
(70.3)
20.8
(69.4)
21
(70)
21.5
(70.7)
22
(72)
22.1
(71.8)
22.8
(73.0)
21.9
(71.5)
Average low °C (°F) 15.9
(60.6)
16.3
(61.3)
16.9
(62.4)
17.2
(63.0)
17.1
(62.8)
16.2
(61.2)
15.5
(59.9)
15.6
(60.1)
15.8
(60.4)
16.4
(61.5)
16.4
(61.5)
16
(61)
16.3
(61.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 70
(2.8)
87
(3.4)
133
(5.2)
204
(8.0)
147
(5.8)
77
(3.0)
69
(2.7)
97
(3.8)
109
(4.3)
133
(5.2)
150
(5.9)
101
(4.0)
1,377
(54.1)
Source: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 1112m)[5]

Population[edit]

The 2002 Uganda national census put the town's population at 20,073.[1] In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 20,300.[6] In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 21,200.[6] In August 2014, the national census put the population at 60,210.[1]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest are found in Wakiso or close to the town's borders:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Uganda Bureau of Statistics (29 October 2016). "The population of all Ugandian cities and towns with more than 15,000 inhabitants according to census results". Retrieved 3 June 2017 – via City Population.
  2. ^ Joshua Kato, and Juliet Lukwago (24 October 2007). "Challenges of Turning Wakiso". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Distance Between Kampala And Wakiso With Map". Gobefeed.com. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  4. ^ Google (2 July 2015). "Location of Wakiso At Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Climate: Wakiso - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  6. ^ a b UBOS. "Estimated Populations of Major Ugandan Urban Centers In 2002, 2010 & 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 3 June 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 00°23′53″N 32°28′41″E / 0.39806°N 32.47806°E / 0.39806; 32.47806