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Kampala
Kampala
is the capital and largest city of Uganda. The city is divided into five boroughs that oversee local planning: Kampala
Kampala
Central Division, Kawempe
Kawempe
Division, Makindye
Makindye
Division, Nakawa
Nakawa
Division, and Rubaga Division. Surrounding Kampala
Kampala
is the rapidly growing Wakiso District, whose population more than doubled between 2002 and 2014 and now stands at over 2 million.[2] Kampala
Kampala
was named the 13th fastest growing city on the planet, with an annual population growth rate of 4.03 percent,[3] by City Mayors. Kampala
Kampala
has been ranked the best city to live in East Africa[4] ahead of Nairobi
Nairobi
and Kigali
Kigali
by Mercer, a global development consulting agency based in New York City.

Contents

1 Etymology 2 History 3 Geography

3.1 Climate 3.2 Sites of interest

4 Demographics 5 Culture

5.1 Cultural institutions

5.1.1 Ndere Cultural Centre

5.2 People

5.2.1 Notable people

5.3 Sports

6 Economy and infrastructure

6.1 Transport

7 See also 8 References 9 Bibliography 10 External links

Etymology[edit] Before the arrival of the British colonists, the Kabaka of Buganda
Kabaka of Buganda
had chosen the zone that would become Kampala
Kampala
as a hunting reserve. The area, composed of rolling hills with grassy wetlands in the valleys, was home to several species of antelope, particularly impala. When the British arrived, they called it "Hills of the Impala". The language of the Baganda, Luganda, adopted many English words because of their interactions with the British. The Baganda
Baganda
translated "Hill of the Impala" as Akasozi ke'Empala – "Kasozi" meaning "hill", "ke" meaning "of", and "empala" the plural of "impala". In Luganda, the words "ka'mpala" mean "that is of the impala", in reference to a hill, and the single word "Kampala" was adopted as the name for the city that grew out of the Kabaka's hills.[5] History[edit] Main article: Timeline of Kampala The city grew as the capital of the Buganda
Buganda
kingdom, from which several buildings survive, including the Kasubi Tombs
Kasubi Tombs
(built in 1881), the Lubiri
Lubiri
Palace, the Buganda
Buganda
Parliament and the Buganda
Buganda
Court of Justice. In 1890, British colonial administrator Frederick Lugard constructed a forum along Mengo Hill
Mengo Hill
within the city, which allowed for the British to occupy much of the territory controlled by the Baganda, including Kampala.[6] In 1894, the British government officially established a protectorate within this territory, and in 1896, the protectorate expanded to cover the Ankole, Toro Kingdom, and Bunyoro
Bunyoro
kingdoms as well.[7] In 1905, the British government formally declared the entire territory to be a British colony.[8] From that time until the independence of the country in 1962, the capital was relocated to Entebbe, although the city continued to be the primary economic and manufacturing location for Uganda.[9] In 1922, the Makerere
Makerere
Technical Institute, now known as Makerere
Makerere
University, started as the first collegiate institution both within Kampala, and within the British colonies on the east coast of Africa.[9] Following the 1962 independence, Milton Obote
Milton Obote
became president of Uganda, and held the position until 1971, when former sergeant Idi Amin
Idi Amin
defeated his government in a military coup.[8] Idi Amin
Idi Amin
proceeded to expel all Asian residents living within Kampala, and attacked the Jewish population living within the city.[8] In 1978, he invaded the neighboring country of Tanzania, and in turn, the government there started the Uganda– Tanzania
Tanzania
War, which created severe damage to the buildings of Kampala.[10] The city has since then been rebuilt with new construction of hotels, banks, shopping malls, educational institutions, and hospitals and the improvement of war torn buildings and infrastructure. Traditionally, Kampala
Kampala
was a city of seven hills, but over time it has come to have a lot more.[11] Geography[edit] Climate[edit] Kampala
Kampala
has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) under the Köppen-Geiger climate classification system.[12] A facet of Kampala's weather is that it features two annual wetter seasons. While the city does not have a true dry season month, it experiences heavier precipitation from August to December and from February to June. However, it's between February and June that Kampala sees substantially heavier rainfall per month, with April typically seeing the heaviest amount of precipitation at an average of around 169 millimetres (6.7 in) of rain. Kampala
Kampala
has been frequently mentioned as a lightning-strike capital of the world.

Climate data for Kampala

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 33 (91) 36 (97) 33 (91) 33 (91) 29 (84) 29 (84) 29 (84) 29 (84) 31 (88) 32 (90) 32 (90) 32 (90) 36 (97)

Average high °C (°F) 28.6 (83.5) 29.3 (84.7) 28.7 (83.7) 27.7 (81.9) 27.3 (81.1) 27.1 (80.8) 26.9 (80.4) 27.2 (81) 27.9 (82.2) 27.7 (81.9) 27.4 (81.3) 27.9 (82.2) 27.8 (82)

Daily mean °C (°F) 23.2 (73.8) 23.7 (74.7) 23.4 (74.1) 22.9 (73.2) 22.6 (72.7) 22.4 (72.3) 22.0 (71.6) 22.2 (72) 22.6 (72.7) 22.6 (72.7) 22.5 (72.5) 22.7 (72.9) 22.73 (72.93)

Average low °C (°F) 17.7 (63.9) 18.0 (64.4) 18.1 (64.6) 18.0 (64.4) 17.9 (64.2) 17.6 (63.7) 17.1 (62.8) 17.1 (62.8) 17.2 (63) 17.4 (63.3) 17.5 (63.5) 17.5 (63.5) 17.6 (63.7)

Record low °C (°F) 12 (54) 14 (57) 13 (55) 14 (57) 15 (59) 12 (54) 12 (54) 12 (54) 13 (55) 13 (55) 14 (57) 12 (54) 12 (54)

Average rainfall mm (inches) 68.4 (2.693) 63.0 (2.48) 131.5 (5.177) 169.3 (6.665) 117.5 (4.626) 69.2 (2.724) 63.1 (2.484) 95.7 (3.768) 108.4 (4.268) 138.0 (5.433) 148.7 (5.854) 91.5 (3.602) 1,264.3 (49.774)

Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 4.8 5.1 9.5 12.2 10.9 6.3 4.7 6.7 8.6 9.1 8.4 7.4 93.7

Average relative humidity (%) 66 68.5 73 78.5 80.5 78.5 77.5 77.5 75.5 73.5 73 71.5 74.5

Mean monthly sunshine hours 155 170 155 120 124 180 186 155 150 155 150 124 1,824

Source #1: World Meteorological Organization,[13] Climate-Data.org for mean temperatures[12]

Source #2: BBC Weather[14]

Sites of interest[edit]

The Kasubi
Kasubi
Tombs

The main campus of Makerere University
Makerere University
is in the Makerere
Makerere
Hill area of the city. Kampala
Kampala
also hosts the headquarters of the East African Development Bank on Nakasero
Nakasero
Hill and the Uganda
Uganda
Local Governments Association on Entebbe
Entebbe
Road. Kampala
Kampala
was originally built on seven hills, but as its size has increased, it has expanded to more hills than seven. The original seven hills are:

The first hill in historical importance is Kasubi
Kasubi
Hill. The second is Mengo Hill. The third is Kibuli
Kibuli
Hill, which is home to the Kibuli
Kibuli
Mosque. The fourth is Namirembe
Namirembe
Hill, home to the Namirembe
Namirembe
Anglican Cathedral. The fifth is Lubaga
Lubaga
Hill, the site of the Rubaga Catholic Cathedral. The sixth is Nsambya
Nsambya
Hill. The seventh is Kampala Hill
Kampala Hill
(Old Kampala). A mosque was built with monetary assistance from Libya
Libya
on the hill in 2003, with a seating capacity of 15,000 people. The completed mosque was opened officially in June 2007.[15]

Gaddafi National Mosque.

A view of suburban Kampala

The city spread to Nakasero
Nakasero
Hill, where there are international hotels, including the Kampala
Kampala
Speke Hotel, the Grand Imperial Hotel, the Kampala
Kampala
Intercontinental Hotel, the Imperial Royale Hotel, the Kampala
Kampala
Serena Hotel, the Kampala
Kampala
Sheraton Hotel, and The Pearl of Africa
Africa
Hotel Kampala.[16] There are also Tank Hill and Mulago
Mulago
Hill. The city is expanding rapidly to include Makindye
Makindye
Hill and Konge Hill. Other features of the city include the Uganda
Uganda
Museum, the Ugandan National Theatre, Nakasero
Nakasero
Market, and St. Balikuddembe Market (formerly Owino Market). Kampala
Kampala
is also known for its nightlife,[17] which includes several casinos, notably Casino Simba in the Garden City shopping centre, Kampala
Kampala
Casino, and Mayfair Casino. Port Bell
Port Bell
on the shores of Lake Victoria
Lake Victoria
is 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away. Kampala
Kampala
hosts a Bahá'í House of Worship
Bahá'í House of Worship
known as the Mother Temple of Africa
Africa
and is situated on Kikaya Hill on the outskirts of the city. The temple was inaugurated in January 1961.[18] The Ahmadiyya Central Mosque
Mosque
in Kampala
Kampala
is the central mosque of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, which has six minarets and can hold up to 9,000 worshippers.[19] While more than 30 percent of Kampala's inhabitants practice urban agriculture, the city of Kampala
Kampala
donated 32 acres (13 ha) to promote urban agriculture in the northeastern parish of Kyanja, in Nakawa
Nakawa
Division.[20] Demographics[edit]

Location map Kampala

View of Kampala
Kampala
from space

See also: Demographics of Uganda The population of Kampala
Kampala
grew from 1,189,142 in 2002 to 1,507,080 in 2014.[21] Kampala
Kampala
has a diverse ethnic population. The city's ethnic makeup has been defined by political and economic factors. A large number of western Ugandans, particularly the Banyankole, moved to the capital in the new government of Yoweri Museveni.[22] Inter-tribal marriage in Uganda
Uganda
is still uncommon outside large urban centers. Although many Kampala
Kampala
residents have been born and brought up in the city, they still define themselves by their tribal roots and speak their ancestral languages. This is more evident in the suburbs, where tribal languages are spoken widely alongside English, Luganda, and Swahili (more recently introduced). In addition to the Baganda
Baganda
and Banyankole, other large ethnic groups include the Basoga, Bafumbira, Batoro, Bakiga, Alur, Bagisu (better known as Bamasaba), Banyoro, Iteso, Langi, and Acholi.[23] Culture[edit] Cultural institutions[edit] Ndere Cultural Centre[edit] A prominent cultural centre in the Kampala
Kampala
area of Kisasi that aims to promote Ugandan and African cultural expressions through music, dance and drama. The name Ndere is derived from the noun ‘endere’, which means flute. As a instrument found in all cultures it is chosen as a peaceful symbol of the universality of cultural expressions.The Ndere centre is famous for its Ndere troupe, a music and dance troupe that perform several nights every week at the centre showcasing music and dance from all over Uganda
Uganda
as well as Rwanda
Rwanda
and Burundi.[24] People[edit] Notable people[edit]

Nancy Kacungira, Presenter and Reporter at the BBC World News, winner of the first ever BBC Komla Dumor Award. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu,also known as Bobi Wine, is a Ugandan politician, businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist and musician, better known by the stage name Bobi Wine. As of 11 July 2017, he serves as the member of parliament representing Kyaddondo East constituency in Wakiso
Wakiso
District, in Uganda's Central Region[25] Micheal Azira, Ugandan footballer who plays for the Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, British journalist and author Cornelius Edwards, former boxer Richard Gibson, British actor Mandy Juruni, basketball coach Aamito Lagum, fashion model, winner of the first season of Africa's Next Top Model John Mugabi, world champion boxer[26] Muteesa I, the 30th Kabaka of Buganda Muwenda Mutebi II of Buganda, the 36th Kabaka of Buganda Rajat Neogy, Ugandan Indian journalist, writer, poet and Founder and Editor of Transition Magazine Shimit Amin
Shimit Amin
Uganda
Uganda
born Indian filmmaker Sudhir Ruparelia
Sudhir Ruparelia
Ugandan entrepreneur and builder, Founder Chairman of Ruparelia Group Paulo Muwanga, former president and prime minister Denis Onyango, footballer Samuel Sejjaaka, professor Wasswa Serwanga, American football
American football
player Marcel Theroux, British novelist Erias Lukwago, is a Ugandan lawyer and politician. He is the Lord Mayor of the city of Kampala, the capital of Uganda
Uganda
and the largest metropolitan area in the country. He was elected to that position on 14 January 2011.[1] He was voted out of office on 25 November 2013 by Councillors after a tribunal found him guilty of incompetence and abuse of office. The Kampala Capital City Authority
Kampala Capital City Authority
councilors voted 29 to three to impeach him. He was re-instated on 28 November 2013 after the High Court Judge Yasin Nyanzi ordered Kampala
Kampala
Minister Frank Tumwebaze to stop the implementation of the tribunal report that paved way for his censure. Phiona Mutesi, chess prodigy and subject of the 2012 book and 2016 Disney film "Queen of Katwe" Martin Ssempa, pastor-doctor and head of a large congregation

Sports[edit] Kampala
Kampala
is home to the City Oilers, one of East Africa's top basketball club teams. It is the only East African team that competes in the FIBA Africa
Africa
Clubs Champions Cup. The Oilers play their home games in the MTN Arena, which is based in Kampala's Lugogo Area.[27] Economy and infrastructure[edit] Efforts are underway to relocate heavy industry to the Kampala Business and Industrial Park, located in Namanve, Mukono
Mukono
District, approximately 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) east of the city's central business district,[28] thereby cutting down on city traffic congestion. Some of the businesses that maintain their headquarters in the city center include all of the 25 commercial banks licensed in Uganda; the New Vision
New Vision
Group, the leading news media conglomerate and majority owned by the government; and the Daily Monitor
Daily Monitor
publication, a member of the Kenya-based Nation Media Group. Air Uganda
Uganda
maintained its headquarters in an office complex on Kololo
Kololo
Hill in Kampala.[29] Crown Beverages Limited, the sole Pepsi-Cola
Pepsi-Cola
franchise bottler in the country, is situated in Nakawa, a division of Kampala, about 5 kilometres (3 mi), east of the city centre.[30] The informal sector is a large contributor to Kampala's GDP. Citizens who work in the formal sector also participate in informal activities to earn more income for their families. A public servant in Kampala, for example, may engage in aviculture in addition to working in the formal sector. Other informal fields include owning taxis and urban agriculture. The use of Kampala's wetlands for urban farming has increased over the past few decades. It connects the informal rural settlements with the more industrialized parts of the city. The produce grown in the wetlands is sold in markets in the urban areas.[31] In December 2015, Google launched its first wi-fi network in Kampala.[32] Transport[edit]

Uganda
Uganda
House, Kampala
Kampala
Road, Kampala

Kampala
Kampala
is served by Entebbe
Entebbe
International Airport, which is the largest airport in Uganda. Boda-bodas (local motorbike transport) are a popular mode of transport that gives access to many areas within and outside the city. Standard fees for these range from USh:1,000 to 2,000 or more. Boda-bodas are useful for passing through rush-hour traffic, although many are poorly maintained and dangerous.[33] In early 2007, it was announced that Kampala
Kampala
would remove commuter taxis from its streets and replace them with a comprehensive city bus service. (In Kampala, the term "taxi" refers to a 15-seater minibus used as public transport.) The bus service was expected to cover the greater Kampala
Kampala
metropolitan area including Mukono, Mpigi, Bombo, Entebbe, Wakiso
Wakiso
and Gayaza. As of December 2011[update] the service had not yet started.[34] Having successfully completed the Northern Bypass, the government, in collaboration with its stakeholders, now plans to introduce the Bus Rapid Transit
Bus Rapid Transit
(BRT) system in Kampala
Kampala
by 2014. On 12 March 2012, Pioneer Easy Bus Company, a private transport company, started public bus service in Kampala
Kampala
with an estimated 100 buses each with a 60-passenger capacity (30 seated and 30 standing), acquired from China. Another 422 buses were expected in the country in 2012 to complement the current fleet. The buses operate 24 hours daily. The company has a concession to provide public transport in the city for the next five years.[35][36] The buses were impounded for back taxes in December 2013. The company expected to resume operation in February 2015.[37] In 2014, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni
Yoweri Museveni
and a China transportation company signed a Memorandum of Understanding, that they would at some point begin embarking on building a light rail system in Kampala, similar to the one recently completed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. On 11 April 2011, the pressure group Activists for Change (A4C) held its first Walk to Work protest near Kampala, in response to a comment by President Museveni on the increased cost of fuel, which had risen by 50 percent between January and April 2011. He said: "What I call on the public to do is to use fuel sparingly. Don't drive to bars."[38][39] The protest, which called on workers to walk to work to highlight the increased cost of transport in Uganda,[38] was disrupted by police, who fired tear gas and arrested three-time presidential candidate Kizza Besigye
Kizza Besigye
and Democratic Party leader Norbert Mao.[40] In the course of the protest, Besigye was shot in the right arm by a rubber bullet. The government blamed the violence on protesters.[39] In 2016, the Rift Valley Railways Consortium
Rift Valley Railways Consortium
(RVR) and Kampala
Kampala
Capital City Authority established passenger rail service between Namanve
Namanve
and Kampala
Kampala
and between Kampala
Kampala
and Kyengera. Those services were temporarily discontinued after RVR lost its concession in Uganda
Uganda
in October 2017.[41] However, when Uganda
Uganda
Railways Corporation took over the operations of the metre gauge railway system in Uganda
Uganda
in 2018, the service was restored in February that year.[42] A new Kampala
Kampala
to Port Bell
Port Bell
route is being planned, to be added in the 2018/2019 financial year.[41] See also[edit]

Uganda
Uganda
portal

List of tallest buildings in Kampala List of banks in Uganda Kampala
Kampala
Capital City Authority

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Bibliography[edit] See also: Bibliography of the history of Kampala External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Kampala.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kampala.

Official website Kampala
Kampala
now mapping its historical buildings Google Map of Kampala
Kampala
(not the district)

v t e

Kampala
Kampala
District

Capital: Kampala

Divisions

Kampala
Kampala
Central Division Kawempe
Kawempe
Division Lubaga
Lubaga
Division Makindye
Makindye
Division Nakawa
Nakawa
Division

Neighborhoods

Banda Bugoloobi Bukoto Busega Butabika Bwaise Ggaba Kabalagala Kamwookya Kansanga Kaleerwe Kanyanya Kasubi Katwe Kawaala Kawempe Kibuli Kibuye Kigoowa Kikaaya Kisaasi Kiwaatule Kulambiro Kololo Kyambogo Kyebando Lubaga Lungujja Luzira Makerere Makindye Mbuya Mengo Mpererwe Mulago Munyonyo Muyenga Naakulabye Naguru Najjanankumbi Nakasero Nakawa Nakawa–Naguru Estates Namirembe Namungoona Namuwongo Nateete Ndeeba Nsambya Ntinda Old Kampala Port Bell Wandegeya

Banking

Bank of Uganda Uganda
Uganda
Deposit Protection Fund ABC Bank (Uganda) Barclays Bank of Uganda Bank of Africa
Africa
Uganda
Uganda
Limited Bank of Baroda Uganda
Uganda
Limited Bank of India (Uganda) DFCU Group Cairo
Cairo
International Bank Centenary Bank Citibank Commercial Bank of Africa DFCU Bank Diamond Trust Bank Ecobank EFC Uganda
Uganda
Limited Equity Bank Exim Bank (Uganda) Finance Trust Bank Guaranty Trust Bank Housing Finance Bank KCB Bank Uganda
Uganda
Limited NC Bank Uganda Orient Bank PostBank Uganda Stanbic Bank Uganda
Uganda
Limited Standard Chartered Uganda Tropical Bank United Bank for Africa East African Development Bank Uganda
Uganda
Development Bank Opportunity Uganda
Uganda
Limited Pride Microfinance Limited EFC Uganda
Uganda
Limited FINCA Uganda
Uganda
Limited UGAFODE Microfinance Limited Exodus Savings and Credit Cooperative Society Limited Mercantile Credit Bank Letshego Microfinance Uganda Top Finance Bank Uganda Yako Microfinance Limited

Industry

Aya Group Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited FI Holdings–House of Dawda Group Mukwano Group Kiira Motors Corporation

Media

Daily Monitor New Vision New Vision
New Vision
Group The Independent (Uganda) The Observer (Uganda)

Information Technology

Africell Uganda Airtel Uganda K2 Telecom MTN Uganda Uganda
Uganda
Communications Commission Uganda
Uganda
Telecom Vodafone
Vodafone
Uganda

Economy

National Housing and Construction Company Tirupati Development Uganda
Uganda
Limited Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda National Food and Drug Authority National Identification and Registration Authority National Social Security Fund National Water and Sewerage Corporation Uganda
Uganda
Securities Exchange Uganda
Uganda
Investment Authority Ruparelia Group Kyagalanyi Coffee Limited Brookside Dairy Limited Jesa Farm Dairy Limited Uganda
Uganda
Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority Capital Markets Authority of Uganda Uganda
Uganda
Coffee Development Authority ROKO Construction

Transport

Air Uganda Uganda
Uganda
Air Cargo Vule Airways Kampala
Kampala
Airport Uganda
Uganda
National Roads Authority Entebbe– Kampala
Kampala
Expressway Kampala–Jinja Expressway Kampala–Jinja Highway Kampala– Entebbe
Entebbe
Road Kampala– Gayaza
Gayaza
Road Kampala–Bombo Expressway Kampala–Busunju Expressway Kampala– Mpigi
Mpigi
Expressway Kampala–Masaka Road Kampala–Mityana Road Kampala–Hoima Road Kampala
Kampala
Northern Bypass Highway Kampala
Kampala
Southern Bypass Highway

Energy

Umeme Electricity Regulatory Authority Uganda
Uganda
National Oil Company Uganda
Uganda
Refinery Holding Company Uganda
Uganda
National Pipeline Company Petroleum Authority of Uganda Uganda
Uganda
Electricity Generation Company Limited Uganda
Uganda
Electricity Transmission Company Limited Uganda
Uganda
Energy Credit Capitalisation Company

Notable landmarks

Bulange Uganda
Uganda
Parliament Buildings Kampala Capital City Authority
Kampala Capital City Authority
Complex Hotel Africana Kampala
Kampala
Protea Hotel Kampala
Kampala
Serena Hotel Kampala
Kampala
Sheraton Hotel Imperial Hotels Group Imperial Royale Hotel Grand Imperial Hotel Hotel Equatoria Kampala
Kampala
Hilton Hotel Kampala
Kampala
Intercontinental Hotel Kampala
Kampala
Speke Hotel Mapeera House Movement House Munyonyo
Munyonyo
Commonwealth Resort Speke Resort and Conference Center Church House East African Development Bank
East African Development Bank
Building Bank of Uganda
Uganda
Building Complex Mengo Palace Banda Kabaka's Place Namirembe
Namirembe
Cathedral Rubaga Cathedral Makerere University
Makerere University
Main Campus Kampala
Kampala
Tower Kibuli
Kibuli
Mosque Old Kampala
Kampala
Mosque Uganda
Uganda
Museum Twed Towers Uganda
Uganda
National Cultural Centre Kasubi
Kasubi
Tombs DFCU House Pension Towers JLOS House Project Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala

Education

Aga Khan University, Kampala Cavendish University Uganda Habib Medical School Institute of Petroleum Studies Kampala International Health Sciences University International University of East Africa Kampala
Kampala
International School Kampala
Kampala
International University Kampala
Kampala
University Kibuli
Kibuli
Secondary School Kitante Hill Secondary School Kololo
Kololo
Senior Secondary School Kyambogo
Kyambogo
University Law Development Centre Makerere
Makerere
College School Makerere
Makerere
University Makerere University
Makerere University
Business School Mengo Senior School Nabisunsa Girls' Secondary School Nakawa
Nakawa
Vocational Training Institute Rubaga Community School Stafford University Uganda St. Augustine International University St. Lawrence University Uganda
Uganda
Industrial Research Institute Uganda
Uganda
Management Institute Uganda
Uganda
Martyrs University School of Medicine Uganda
Uganda
National Entrepreneurship Development Institute Uganda
Uganda
Technology and Management University Victoria University Uganda Uganda
Uganda
National Council for Higher Education

Health

Aga Khan University
Aga Khan University
Hospital, Kampala Butabika
Butabika
Hospital Case Medical Centre International Hospital Kampala Kadic Hospital Kampala
Kampala
Hospital Kampala
Kampala
Medical Chambers Hospital Kawempe
Kawempe
General Hospital Kibuli
Kibuli
Hospital Kiruddu General Hospital Lubaga
Lubaga
Hospital Makerere University
Makerere University
Hospital Mbuya
Mbuya
Military Hospital Mengo Hospital Mulago
Mulago
Hospital Mulago
Mulago
Women's Referral Hospital Murchison Bay Hospital Upper Mulago
Mulago
Regional Referral Hospital Nakasero
Nakasero
Hospital Naguru General Hospital Nsambya
Nsambya
Hospital Paragon Hospital Uganda
Uganda
Cancer Institute Uganda
Uganda
Heart Institute Uganda
Uganda
Medical and Dental Practitioners Council Women's Hospital International and Fertility Centre Galilee Community General Jewish Hospital of Uganda International Medical Group

Environment

National Environment Management Authority of Uganda

Notable people

Apolo Nsibambi Nasser Sebaggala David Serwadda Fred Ruhindi John Ssebaana Kizito Bulaimu Muwanga Kibirige Erias Lukwago Ian Clarke Jennifer Musisi Josephine Nambooze Maria Kiwanuka Laurence Sematimba Joseph Kizito Justinian Tamusuza Robert Ssejjemba Eugene Sseppuya Phillip Ssozi Sudhir Ruparelia Wasswa Serwanga Yusef Sozi Margaret Zziwa Beti Kamya-Turwomwe Moses Matovu Mohammed Hamid Hasmukh Dawda

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Capitals of Africa

Dependent territories and states with limited recognition are in italics

Abuja, Nigeria Accra, Ghana Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Algiers, Algeria Antananarivo, Madagascar Asmara, Eritrea Bamako, Mali Bangui, Central African Republic Banjul, Gambia Bissau, Guinea-Bissau Brazzaville, Rep. of the Congo Bujumbura, Burundi Cairo, Egypt Conakry, Guinea Dakar, Senegal Djibouti, Djibouti Dodoma, Tanzania El Aaiún(claimed)/Tifariti(factual), Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic1 Freetown, Sierra Leone Funchal, Madeira4 Gaborone, Botswana Harare, Zimbabwe Hargeisa, Somaliland1 Jamestown, St Helena, Ascension & Tristan da Cunha2 Juba, South Sudan Kampala, Uganda Khartoum, Sudan Kigali, Rwanda Kinshasa, D.R. Congo Libreville, Gabon Lilongwe, Malawi Lomé, Togo Luanda, Angola Lusaka, Zambia Malabo, Equatorial Guinea Mamoudzou, Mayotte3 Maputo, Mozambique Maseru, Lesotho

Mbabane
Mbabane
(executive)   Lobamba
Lobamba
(legislative), Swaziland

Mogadishu, Somalia Monrovia, Liberia Moroni, Comoros Nairobi, Kenya N'Djamena, Chad Niamey, Niger Nouakchott, Mauritania Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Port Louis, Mauritius Porto-Novo, Benin Praia, Cape Verde

Pretoria
Pretoria
(executive)   Cape Town
Cape Town
(legislative)   Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein
(judicial), South Africa

Rabat, Morocco Saint-Denis, Réunion3 Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
and Las Palmas, Canary Islands5 São Tomé, São Tomé
São Tomé
and Príncipe Tripoli, Libya Tunis, Tunisia Victoria, Seychelles Windhoek, Namibia

Yamoussoukro
Yamoussoukro
(political)   Abidjan
Abidjan
(economic), Ivory Coast

Yaoundé, Cameroon

1 An unrecognised or partially-recognised nation 2 British Overseas Territory 3 Overseas region
Overseas region
of France 4 Autonomous region of Portugal 5 Autonomous community of Spain

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 155937246 LCCN: n80076329 GND: 4109986-2 BNF:

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