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Rukungiri

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Rukungiri is a town in Rukungiri District of the Western Region of Uganda. It is the site of the district headquarters.LocationRukungiri is approximately 68km, by road, north of Kabale, the largest town in the Kigezi sub-region. This is approximately 400km, by road, southwest of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda. The coordinates of the town are 0°47'24.0"S, 29°55'30.0"E (Latitude:-0.7900; Longitude:29.9250).OverviewRukungiri is a two-street town surrounded by numerous hills and valleys. Most of the surrounding hills, however, have lost their natural shapes because of human activity, most notably agriculture. The town itself is located on a hilltop. In some places, the agricultural terraces on the hills cover them from the foot to peak.PopulationAccording to the 2002 national population census, Rukungiri had 12,765 inhabitants. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 14,400. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 14,700. In 2014, the national population census put the population at 36,509.Points of interestThe following additional points of interest are located in Rukungiri or near the town limits: offices of Rukungiri Town Council Rukungiri central market
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