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Uganda Cities by Population


76 cities shown of 76 total Uganda cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Kampala 1,353,189
2. Gulu 146,858
3. Lira 119,323
4. Mbarara 97,500
5. Jinja 93,061
6. Bwizibwera 79,157
7. Mbale 76,493
8. Mukono 67,290
9. Kasese 67,269
10. Masaka 65,373
11. Entebbe 62,969
12. Njeru 61,952
13. Kitgum 56,891
14. Soroti 56,400
15. Arua 55,585
16. Iganga 45,024
17. Kabale 43,500
18. Busia 43,200
19. Fort Portal 42,670
20. Mityana 41,131
21. Tororo 40,400
22. Hoima 39,625
23. Lugazi 35,036
24. Masindi 31,486
25. Pallisa 30,745
26. Nebbi 30,354
27. Adjumani 28,700
28. Paidha 28,348
29. Luwero 28,338
30. Wobulenzi 24,415
31. Yumbe 24,300
32. Namasuba 22,507
33. Bugiri 22,500
34. Kayunga 21,704
35. Wakiso 20,530
36. Mubende 18,936
37. Moyo 18,800
38. Kotido 18,800
39. Kyenjojo 18,600
40. Kireka 17,947
41. Kamwenge 17,169
42. Bundibugyo 16,919
43. Ntungamo 16,915
44. Busembatia 15,889
45. Ntungamo 15,300
46. Buwenge 15,130
47. Kanungu 14,600
48. Kiboga 14,512
49. Rukungiri 14,000
50. Sironko 13,000
51. Kamuli 12,764
52. Kisoro 12,400
53. Apac 11,776
54. Pader 11,600
55. Bugembe 11,598
56. Mayuge 11,503
57. Bweyogerere 11,473
58. Kumi 11,400
59. Kapchorwa 11,300
60. Pader Palwo 11,152
61. Mpigi 11,082
62. Moroto 10,300
63. Kyotera 8,472
64. Lyantonde 8,039
65. Kilembe 7,914
66. Masindi Port 7,828
67. Byakabanda 7,608
68. Kajansi 7,530
69. Nakasongola 6,921
70. Kigorobya 5,420
71. Kibale 5,200
72. Margherita 5,109
73. Sembabule 4,320
74. Kagadi 2,097
75. Amudat 1,873
76. Muhororo 1,567





Uganda History

Nilotic people including Luo and Ateker entered the area from the north, probably beginning about A.D. 120. They were cattle herders and subsistence farmers who settled mainly the northern and eastern parts of the country. Some Luo invaded the area of Bunyoro and assimilated with the Bantu there, establishing the Babiito dynasty of the current Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara. Luo migration proceeded until the 16th century, with some Luo settling amid Bantu people in Eastern Uganda, with others proceeding to the western shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya and Tanzania. The Ateker settled in the north-eastern and eastern parts of the country, and some fused with the Luo in the area north of Lake Kyoga.

Arab traders moved inland from the Indian Ocean coast of East Africa in the 1830s. They were followed in the 1860s by British explorers searching for the source of the Nile. Protestant missionaries entered the country in 1877, followed by Catholic missionaries in 1879. The United Kingdom placed the area under the charter of the British East Africa Company in 1888, and ruled it as a protectorate from 1894. As several other territories and chiefdoms were integrated, the final protectorate called Uganda took shape in 1914.

The constitution was changed in 1963 to satisfy an alliance between the Uganda People's Congress and the Kabaka Yekka Party, during the elections in 1962. This created a post of a titular Head of State called the President and a position of a Vice President. The UPC government appointed Edward Muteesa II, Kabaka of Buganda, as the President and Commander in Chief of the armed forces. William Wilberforce Nadiope, the Kyabazing of Busoga, was appointed Vice President. In 1966, Obote overthrew the king. A UPC-dominated Parliament changed the constitution, and Obote became president. The elections were suspended, ushering in an era of coups and counter-coups, which would last until the mid-1980s. Obote was deposed twice from office, both times by military coup.

Idi Amin seized power in 1971, ruling the country with the military for the coming decade. Idi Amin's rule cost an estimated 300,000 Ugandans' lives. He forcibly removed the entrepreneurial Indian minority from Uganda, decimating the economy. His reign was ended after the Uganda-Tanzania War in 1979 in which Tanzanian forces aided by Ugandan exiles invaded Uganda. This led to the return of Obote, who was deposed once more in 1985 by General Tito Okello. Okello ruled for six months until he was deposed after the so called ush war"" by the National Resistance Army operating under the leadership of the current president, Yoweri Museveni, and various rebel groups, including Federal Democratic Movement of Andrew Kayiira, and another belonging to John Nkwanga."

Museveni has been in power since 1986. In the mid to late 1990s, he was lauded by the West as part of a new generation of African leaders. His presidency has included involvement in the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other conflicts in the Great Lakes region, as well as the civil war against the Lord's Resistance Army. In 2007, Uganda deployed soldiers to the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia.







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