Kasese

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Lage von Kasese innerhalb Ugandas

situation of Kasese within of Uganda

base data
district Kasese
geographical location
of coordinates: 00° 10 ′ 32 ″ N, 030° 04 ′ 49 ″ O
00° 10 ′ 32 ″ N, 030° 04 ′ 49 ″ O
surface ? km ²
number of inhabitants 67,279 (conditions estimation 2005)
population density ? Einwohner/km ²
middle height of 1006 m
precipitation 970 mm/a
time belt UTC +3
UN/LOCODE UG KSE
telephone preselection (+256) 0483

Kasese is a city in the southwest of Uganda with approximately 67,279 inhabitants. It is the capital of the district of the same name Kasese. The place is at the east edge of the Ruwenzori mountains and because of the northwest edge of the Queen Elizabeth national park.

Into the 1970er years was important the copper - dismantling. Today from the overburden of the Kupferminen still cobalt is won. Kasese is last stop of a railway connection after Kampala, which is limited to goods traffic however. Besides there is a small airfield.

From 1997 to 2001 the fight of the rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces flamed around Kasese, whereby some thousand inhabitants of surrounding places were driven out.

population trend

Year inhabitant
censuses 1991 18,750
censuses 2002 53,907
estimation 2005 67.279
 

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