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Matugga

Matugga

Matugga
Matugga
Matugga
Map of Uganda showing the location of Matugga.

Coordinates: 00°27′37″N 32°31′44″E / 0.46028°N 32.52889°E / 0.46028; 32.52889

Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Wakiso District
County Gombe
Constituency Kyaddondo North
Population (2010 Estimate)
 • Total 15,000
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Matugga is a town in Central Uganda. It is one of the urban centers in Wakiso District. The correct phonetic spelling of the town is with two "g"s.

Location

The town is situated on the tarmacked, all-weather Kampala-Masindi Highway. Matugga is located approximately 21 kilometres (13 mi), by road, north of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[1] The coordinates of the town are:00 27 37N, 32 31 44E (Latitude:0.4603; Longitude:32.5287).

Overview

Matugga is the starting point of the Matugga-Kapeeka Road, a 42 kilometres (26 mi) gravel road connecting the towns of Matugga, Gombe, Semuto and Kapeeka. The highway traverses Wakiso District and Nakaseke District.

The road was upgraded from gravel to bitumen in 2010 at an estimated cost of US$20 million. 65% of the funding was provided by the Government of Uganda, while 35% was provided by the Nordic Development Fund. [2]

Population

The exact population of Matugga is not known at this time. In 2010, the town's population was estimated at approximately 15,000, of whom about 60% were children below 18 years.[3] However, the Electoral Commission for general election in 2011 had registered over 8,500 voters (citizens of Uganda over 18 years old) for five polling station located in Matugga. [4]

Landmarks

The landmarks within the town limits or close to the edges of town include:

  • The offices of Matugga Town Council
  • Matugga Central Market
  • Busaawa-Mmanze Health Centre - A Community Health Center administered by MACERUDET, a local NGO[5]
  • The Revival Life Center - A complex with a 450-pupil primary school, a 200-pupil secondary school and a 150-pupil orphanage administered by Pastor Ivan Lugoloobi of Revival Ministries a Pentecostal Church[6]
  • Catholic Centre - A Catholic Church Centre with St. Charles Lwanga Primary School administered by the Franciscan order of Greyfriars[7]
  • Ladybird School - An 80-pupil elementary boarding school administered affiliated with Ingleton Middle School in Ingleton, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom.[8]

External links

  • Satellite Map of Matugga
  • Catholic Parish in Matugga

See also

References

Coordinates: 00°27′37″N 32°31′44″E / 0.46028°N 32.52889°E / 0.46028; 32.52889

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