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Naakulabye

Naakulabye

Location in Kampala

Coordinates: 00°19′30″N 32°33′36″E / 0.32500°N 32.56000°E / 0.32500; 32.56000

Country Region Central Uganda
District Kampala Capital City Authority
Division Lubaga Division
Elevation 3,900 ft (1,200 m)

Naakulabye is a neighborhood within the city of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and its largest metropolitan area.

Location

Naakulabye is located in Lubaga Division, in northwestern Kampala.[1] It is bordered by Makerere Kikoni to the north, Makerere University Main Campus to the northeast and east, Old Kampala to the southeast, Namirembe Hill to the south, Lusaze to the west and Kasubi to the northwest. This location is approximately 1.7 kilometres (1.1 mi), by road, north of Kampala's central business district.[2] The coordinates of Naakulabye are:00 19 30N, 32 33 36E (Latitude:0.3250; Longitude:32.5600).

Overview

Naakulabye is a working-class neighborhood, centered around the confluence of the Kampala-Hoima Road Southbound, Kampala-Hoima Road Northbound, Makerere Hill Road and Balintuma Road. There is a busy farmers market, numerous shops, bars and restaurants. Near the main roads, there are decent buildings. including several high-rise student hostels. As one ventures deeper into the neighborhood, the environment degrades into one of Kampala's biggest slum. Crime is high in the area, consistent with similarly congested, low-income areas of Kampala.[3]

Landmarks

The landmarks within or near Naakulabye include:

External links

  • Crime in Naakulabye Fueled by Unemployment and Drug Use

See also

References

Coordinates: 00°19′30″N 32°33′36″E / 0.32500°N 32.56000°E / 0.32500; 32.56000

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