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Kawempe is located in Kampala
Map of Kampala showing the location of Kawempe.
Coordinates: 00°22′45″N 32°33′27″E / 0.37917°N 32.55750°E / 0.37917; 32.55750
Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Kampala Capital City Authority
Division Kawempe Division
Time zone UTC+3 (EAT)

Kawempe is an area in the city of Kampala, Uganda's capital. It is also the location of the headquarters of Kawempe Division, one of the five administrative divisions of Kampala. The five divisions are: 1. Kampala Central Division 2. Lubaga Division 3. Kawempe Division 4. Makindye Division and 5. Nakawa Division.


Kawempe is located on the northwestern edge of Kampala. It is bordered by Nabweru to the north, Kisaasi to the east, Bwaise to the south, Kazo to the southwest and Nansana in Wakiso District to the west. The road distance between Kampala's central business district and Kawempe is approximately 8.5 kilometres (5.3 mi).[1] The coordinates of Kawempe are:0°22'45.0"N 32°33'27.0"E (Latitude:0.3792; Longitude:32.5574).[2]


Kawempe lies on the main highway between Kampala and Masindi. It began as a trading center in the 1950s but has mushroomed into a busy, albeit disorganized, metropolitan area with businesses, small industries, retail shops and a thriving farmers market. Many of the surrounding villages have been turned into low income housing.

Points of interest[edit]

Kawempe hosts the following points of interests:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Distance Between Central Kampala And Kawempe with Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  2. ^ Google, . "Location of Kawempe At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  3. ^ Hussein Bogere, and Joseph Kimbowa (18 October 2012). "Fires, Strike Expose Rot At Kawempe Muslim School". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  4. ^ Newvision, Archive (5 May 2009). "Faulu Goes to Kawempe". New Vision. Archived from the original on 10 May 2009. Retrieved 17 June 2014.

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Coordinates: 00°22′45″N 32°33′27″E / 0.37917°N 32.55750°E / 0.37917; 32.55750