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Bukoba is a city situated in the north west of The United Republic Of Tanzania on the south western shores of Lake Victoria. It is the capital of the Kagera region, and the administrative seat for Bukoba Urban District. Population estimate: 100,000. The city is served by Bukoba Airport and regular ferry connections to and from Mwanza, as well as roads linking to Uganda's Rakai District for the cross border car commuters with plans underway for a standard gauge railway construction[1] to fulfil the high ambitions of Uganda.

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Bukoba is located in Tanzania
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Bukoba is located in Africa
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Coordinates: 1°20′S 31°49′E / 1.333°S 31.817°E / -1.333; 31.817
Country Tanzania
Region Kagera Region
District Bukoba Urban District
Population (2012)[1]
 • Urban 86,022
 • Rural 395,130
  Source: National Census Statistical Book – 2003
Time zone UTC+3 (East Africa Time)
Area code(s) 028
Climate Am
Website Regional website

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HistoryEdit

Bukoba CityEdit

Situated on the south western shores of Lake Victoria, Bukoba lies only 1 degree south of the Equator.

Bukoba city is situated at the South Western shores of Lake Victoria in the north western region of The United Republic Of Tanzania. The regional capital and Kagera's biggest town is the gateway to the region.

PortsEdit

At the moment Bukoba is Tanzania's second largest port on the lake such as Kigoma and Mwanza. [2]

UtilityEdit

Bukoba is at the moment is served by the National Electric Utility Company TANESCO.[3]

ClimateEdit

The climate is sunny and mild most of the year. It can sometimes get cool especially in the evenings during the two rainy seasons, but never as cold as the winter season in Europe.[4]

EconomyEdit

Kagera's Regional Commissioner Col. Fabian Massawe resides and has his head office in The Bukoba Central Business District. [5]

The city is flat and compact, forming a bowl as it is surrounded by hills. The town has a bus stand [6], a big airport [7] and a port [8] with a ferry that used to travel from Bukoba via Kemondo bay port to Mwanza on Monday,Wednesday and Friday nights, but was suspended in 2014 when the ferry broke down irreparably. [9]

AirportsEdit

Bukoba AirportEdit

The Airport[10] is located south east of the city. The address on Sokoine Road.

Auric Air[11] flies three times a day to Mwanza. In 2010 the airport[12] was being extended as more flights were expected in line with capacity growth milestones of The Air Terminal reviewed after published reports every quarter of the year.[13]

TransportEdit

BusEdit

Bus Station[14] leaves for Kampala at 7 am every day (about 6 hours)and from Kampala for Bukoba at 11 am every day. It boasts a white sandy beach, a large market [15], a port [16] tennis courts [17] and a swimming pool[18].It has 3 banks [19], two of which take VISA cards in the ATM.

Bukoba Town itself has the status of a municipal Council. It has a municipal Director and other local government officials like other district councils in the region.

SportsEdit

Bukoba is represented in the Tanzanian Premier League[2] by football club Kagera Sugar. It is the home to several charities - including SHARE in Africa and Jambo Bukoba. Both are focused on the educational sector.

The Kaitaba Stadium[20] is also found in south east of Bukoba on Jamhuri Road.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Bukoba
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 30.6
(87.1)
31.0
(87.8)
31.4
(88.5)
31.1
(88)
30.1
(86.2)
31.1
(88)
30.6
(87.1)
28.9
(84)
30.0
(86)
29.6
(85.3)
30.2
(86.4)
30.3
(86.5)
31.4
(88.5)
Average high °C (°F) 26.5
(79.7)
26.6
(79.9)
26.2
(79.2)
25.8
(78.4)
25.6
(78.1)
25.7
(78.3)
25.4
(77.7)
25.5
(77.9)
25.9
(78.6)
26.5
(79.7)
26.2
(79.2)
26.3
(79.3)
26.0
(78.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 21.3
(70.3)
21.4
(70.5)
21.3
(70.3)
21.3
(70.3)
21.2
(70.2)
20.8
(69.4)
20.3
(68.5)
20.4
(68.7)
20.8
(69.4)
21.3
(70.3)
20.9
(69.6)
20.6
(69.1)
20.9
(69.6)
Average low °C (°F) 16.1
(61)
16.2
(61.2)
16.3
(61.3)
16.8
(62.2)
16.7
(62.1)
15.9
(60.6)
15.2
(59.4)
15.5
(59.9)
15.7
(60.3)
16.2
(61.2)
15.5
(59.9)
15.0
(59)
15.9
(60.6)
Record low °C (°F) 11.1
(52)
11.7
(53.1)
10.6
(51.1)
10.6
(51.1)
10.0
(50)
12.2
(54)
10.6
(51.1)
10.0
(50)
10.9
(51.6)
10.6
(51.1)
11.1
(52)
12.8
(55)
10.0
(50)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 154
(6.06)
173
(6.81)
253
(9.96)
367
(14.45)
304
(11.97)
84
(3.31)
51
(2.01)
71
(2.8)
98
(3.86)
170
(6.69)
209
(8.23)
208
(8.19)
2,144
(84.41)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 13 13 18 20 17 6 5 8 10 15 18 16 158
Average relative humidity (%) 79 79 79 80 80 77 75 78 78 77 79 78 78
Source: Deutscher Wetterdienst[21]

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