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Kasese

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Kasese is a town north of Lake George in the Western Region of Uganda. It originally grew around the copper mine at Kilembe, while attention later turned to cobalt mining. It is the chief town of Kasese District, and the district headquarters are located there. Kasese is also the largest town in the Rwenzururu region,l. Charles Mumbere, the king of Rwenzururu, maintains a palace in the town.LocationKasese is at the western end of the Uganda Railway to Kampala and Tororo and is home to Kasese Airport. The city is near the Rwenzori Mountains and Queen Elizabeth National Park. Kasese is approximately 345km, by road, west of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. This is about 61km, by road, north-east of Mpondwe, the border town at the international border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The coordinates of Kasese are 0°11'12.0"N, 30°05'17.0"E (Latitude:0.186667; Longitude:30.088050).PopulationIn August 2014, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics estimated the population of the town at 101,679.
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