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Masindi

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Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. It is on the road between Kampala and the Murchison Falls National Park. It is the site of the headquarters of the Masindi District.LocationMasindi is approximately 220km northwest of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city, on an all-weather tarmac highway. The coordinates of Masindi are 1°41'01.0"N, 31°43'20.0"E (Latitude:1.683611; Longitude:31.722222).PopulationAccording to the 2002 national census, the population of Masindi was about 28,300. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 43,000. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 45,400. The national population census conducted in August 2014 put the population at 94,622.HistoryAs capital of Bunyoro, Masindi was visited by Samuel and Florence Baker, British explorers and anti-slavery campaigners, from 25 April 1872 to 14 June 1873. The Baker expedition was forced to withdraw because of the hostility of the Omukama Kabaléga, the King of Bunyoro at the time. The White Fathers founded here a mission in the 1910s.Points of interestThese additional points of interest are within the town limits or close to the edges of town: offices of Masindi Town Council Masindi Hospital, a 200-bed public hospital administered by the Uganda Ministry of Health Masindi Hotel, one of the oldest hotels in the country, built in 1923. a branch of the National Social Security Fund main campus of the Kigumba Petroleum Institute, 44km northeast of Masindi Kinyara Sugar Works, one of the three major manufacturers of refined sugar in Uganda, located 15km west of Masindi. Masindi Airport, a public airport, administered by the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda
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