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City in Uganda

Kampala is Uganda’s national and commercial capital bordering Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. Hills covered with red-tile villas and trees surround an urban center of contemporary skyscrapers. In this downtown area, the Uganda Museum explores the country’s tribal heritage through an extensive collection of artifacts. On nearby Mengo Hill is Lubiri Palace, the former seat of the Buganda Kingdom.

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Geography

Ancient history and settlement.

Kampala, capital and largest city of Uganda. It occupies a series of hills at an elevation of about 3,900 feet (1,190 meters) and is situated in the southern part of the country, just north of Lake Victoria. Kampala lies just north of Mengo, the capital of the kingdom of Buganda in the 19th century.

According to Wikipedia Kampala’s metropolitan area consists of the city proper and the neighboring Wakiso DistrictMukono DistrictMpigi DistrictBuikwe District and Luweero District. It has a rapidly growing population that is estimated at 6,709,900 people in 2019 by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics[6] in an area of 8,451.9 km2 (3,263.3 square miles).

In 2015, this metropolitan area generated an estimated nominal GDP of $13.80221 billion (constant US dollars of 2011) according to Xuantong Wang et al.,[7] which was more than half of Uganda’s GDP for that year, indicating the importance of Kampala to Uganda’s economy.

Kampala is reported to be among the fastest-growing cities in Africa, with an annual population growth rate of 4.03 percent,[8] by City Mayors. Kampala has been ranked the best city to live in East Africa[9] ahead of Nairobi and Kigali by Mercer, a global development consulting agency based in New York City.

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