Kampala is the largest urban center in Uganda located on several hills of Old Kampala, Namirembe, Rubaga, Naguru, Kololo, Nsambya, Mbuya, Kireka, Makerere, Mulago, Mutungo, Kyambogo, etc.

It is boarded by Lake Victoria and Wakiso district

Functions of Kampala city

  • It is an administrative center with many ministerial offices, Uganda’s parliament, international conference centers and NGOs offices, KCCA hall, etc
  • Kampala is a commercial center with major central business centers based largely on Nakasero hill and others in Katwe, Kawempe, Nakawa, etc.
  • It is a financial center with the Bank of Uganda, stanbic bank, centenary bank, etc. the city has also got several insurance companies like NICO, SWICO, as well as forex beuro.

  • Kampala is a residential center with several areas gazette for residential housing development in Bugolobi, Bukoto flats, Muyenga, Nsambya, etc.
  • It is an industrial center with several industrial areas like Nakawa, Bugolobi, Kawempe, etc, such industries have attracted many people for jobs.
  • Kampala city is an education center with several educational institutions based on nursery schools, primary like Buganda road p/s, secondary schools like Old Kampala SS, colleges like Multec and universities like Makerere University.
  • Kampala is a cultural center with Uganda museum in Kamwokya, Kasubi tombs in Mengo, worshiping places of cathedrals of Rubaga and Namirembe, Gadafi Mosque and Bahai temple in Kanyanya.
  • Kampala is a transport and communication center with several transport terminals for buses and taxis, URC head quarters, Kololo airstrip, posta Uganda, MTN and Airtel head quarters.

  • It is a tourist center with several hotels and lodges which provide excellent accommodation facilities to foreign tourists. Such hotels include Sheraton, Serena, Speke tourist hotel, Africana, etc.
  • Kampala city is a recreation center with sports stadiums like Nakivubo, beaches like Ggaba beach, theatres like La Bonita, cinema halls like Cineplex, etc.


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