|Region||Central Region of Uganda|
|• Mayor||Tumwesigye Deo Mbabazi |
|Elevation||1,204 m (3,950 ft)|
Location [ edit ]
The town is on the Kampala-Jinja Highway, approximately 45 kilometres (28 mi) by road, east of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. Its is approximately 23 kilometres (14 mi), by road, east of Mukono, the nearest large town, also on the highway between Kampala and Jinja. The average elevation of the Lugazi is about 1,204 metres (3,950 ft). The coordinates of Lugazi are 0°22'08.0"N, 32°56'25.0"E (Latitude:0.368889; Longitude:32.940278).
Points of interest [ edit ]
The following points of interest lie within the town or close to its boundaries:
- offices of Lugazi Town Council
- headquarters of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lugazi
- Lugazi central market
- headquarters of the Mehta Group in Uganda
- University of Military Science and Technology, which is owned and administered by the Uganda People's Defence Force
- Mount Saint Mary's College Namagunga, located 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi), by road, west of downtown Lugazi in Mukono District
- Kawolo Hospital, a 200-bed public hospital administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health
- Lugazi Golf Course, which is located on the grounds of SCUL
- branch of the National Social Security Fund (Uganda)
- Kampala-Jinja Highway, passing through the center of town in an east/west configuration
Population [ edit ]
The 2002 national census estimated the population of Lugazi at 27,979. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 34,500. In 2011, UBOS estimated the population at 35,500. In 2014, the national census put the population at 114,163.
Sports [ edit ]
In 2012, a Little League baseball team from Lugazi qualified for the 2012 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. This was the second ever team from Uganda to qualify and the first to make the trip to the USA. The team that qualified in 2011 were denied visas by the State Department, therefore having to concede the MEA region title to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Lugazi is also the home of the Uganda Revenue Authority SC, a member of the Uganda Premier Soccer League.
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
- Moses Odongo, and Sulaiman Matovu (3 August 2008). "Lugazi Residents Back Land Bill". New Vision (Kampala). Archived from the original on 22 January 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- Nalubwama, Jackie (29 October 2013). "Uganda: Who Owns Lugazi Town?". The Observer (Uganda) via AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- "UBOS (27 August 2014). "The Population of The Regions of the Republic of Uganda And All Cities And Towns of More Than 15,000 Inhabitants". Citypopulation.de Quoting Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 26 February 2015.
- "Road Distance Between Kampala And Lugazi With Interactive Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- "Map Showing Mukono And Lugazi With Interactive Route Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- Google (14 July 2015). "Location of Lugazi At Google Maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
- UBOS (2011). "Estimated Population of Lugazi In 2002, 2010 & 2011" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 July 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- Communications Division (16 July 2012). "Lugazi Little League of Uganda Wins Regional Title, to be First African Team In Little League Baseball World Series". Little League Online. Retrieved 21 January 2015.