Kampala

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This article refers to the city of Kampala. For the district of the same name, please see Kampala (district)
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A view of Kampala City center.

Kampala is the capital city of Uganda. With a population of 1,208,544 (2002), it is the largest urban settlement in Uganda. It located in the district of Kampala at 0:19:00N 32:35:00E (0.31667, 32.58333) with an elevation of 3,900ft (1,189 m) above sea level.

Manufactures include furniture and machine parts. Agricultural exports include coffee, cotton, tea, and sugar.

There is an international airport at Entebbe, 22 miles/35 km away and a port at Port Bell, 7 miles/10 km away, on the shore of Lake Victoria.

Kampala grew up around a fort constructed by Frederick Lugard in 1890 for the British East Africa Company. In 1962, Kampala replaced Entebbe as the national capital. Much of the city was destroyed after the 1979 overthrow of Idi Amin's dictatorship and the subsequent civil war.

The main campus of Makarere University, one of East and Central Africa's premier institutes of higher learning, can be found in the Makarere Hill area of the city. Kampala is also home to the headquarters of the East African Development Bank.

According to a 2004-2005 survey by the Ministry of Health, Kampala has the highest prevalence of HIV infection in Uganda. 9.2 percent of adults and 47 percent of sex workers in the city are infected.[1] (http://allafrica.com/stories/200505030571.html)[2] (http://allafrica.com/stories/200505021193.html)


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