Kampala overview

Kampala is the capital of Uganda and is by far the largest city in the country with over 1.8 million inhabitants.

The metropolis of Kampala is only a few kilometers away from Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa. As the capital, Kampala is the center of the Ugandan highway network and has been linked by a two-lane motorway, the Entebbe-Kampala Expressway, since 2018. Entebbe International Airport, the only international airport in the country, is located in Entebbe, around 40 kilometers away.

Basic data Kampala

City name Kampala
District Kampala District
Population 1.82 million (2017)
Surface 195 km²
Phone code (+256) 0414

Kampala tourist attractions

  • National Museum & National Gallery

  • Ghaddafi Mosque (Kampala Central Mosque or Uganda National Mosque)

  • Palace of the King (Kabaka’s Palace, Mengo Palace)

  • Kasubi Tombs (tomb and burial place, UNESCO World Heritage)

  • Baha’i Temple (Baha´i House of Worship)

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