Mukono Town is a municipality in Mukono District in the Central Region of Uganda. The town is administered by the Mukono Town Council. The district headquarters are located in this town. Mukono Town has links to the English town Guildford.
|• Total||31.4 km2 (12.1 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,200 m (3,900 ft)|
|• Density||5,159/km2 (13,360/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
Mukono Municipality is 21km east of Kampala along the Kampala- Jinja Highway.It is bordered by Kalagi to the north, Kira Town to the west, Lake Victoria to the south, and Lugazi to the east. The town is 27 kilometres (17 mi) east of the central business district of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. The town occupies approximately 31.4 square kilometres (12.1 sq mi) of land area. The coordinates of the town of Mukono are 00 21 36N, 32 45 00E (Latitude:0.3600; Longitude:32.7500).
Mukono is one of Uganda's fastest growing urban areas. The 2002 national census estimated the population of the town at 46,506. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 57,400. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 59,000. On 27 August 2014, the national population census put the population at 161,996.
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The political head of the town is the mayor who is elected to a five-year term by universal adult suffrage using a secret ballot across all the four wards. The supreme policy-making organ in the town is the town council, composed of 28 elected councilors. Members of the town council serve four-year terms. The technical staff of the town council are headed by the town clerk under whom there are four municipal departments: the Management Department, the Treasury Department, the Public Health Department, and the Engineering Department.
Points of interestEdit
The following additional points of interest are located within the town limits or close to its edges:
- Mukono Central Market
- Uganda Christian University, a private university affiliated to the Church of Uganda
- Namilyango College - the oldest boys boarding high school in Uganda, located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi), by road, south-west of Mukono
- Kampala-Jinja Highway, passing through the center of town in a west to east direction.
- Mukono Health Centre IV
- Abacus Parenteral Drugs Limited, a pharmaceutical company that manufactures intravenous fluids and sterile water for use in injections, ear drops, and eye drops.
- Various supermarkets located among the Kampala-Jinja highway, most notably City Shoppers, Sombe Supermarket and Paris Corner Supermarket.
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