Jinja, Uganda

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abundant water

twinned with Finchley, London, England since 1963. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of the town at 89,700. Estimated 2011 Population Economy Agriculture (Agriculture in Uganda) thrives on the fertile soils, abundant water sources, and reliable rainfall. Other industries are metal processing, leather and paper processing (paper mill), grain milling, sugar, some organic (Organic food) fruits, and coffee growing for export, and brewing for local sale. There is some local and export fishing on Lake Victoria. British-American Tobacco Uganda (BATU) closed its Jinja tobacco-processing factory in 2005, due to high taxes. The biggest local employer is currently the Kakira Sugar Works, a member of the Madhvani Group of companies. Kakira Sugar Works is one of the largest sugar factories in East Africa, employing over 75,000. The factory burns bagasse byproducts from sugar manufacturing to generate 20 MW of electricity for internal use. The excess electricity is sold to the national grid. Kakira Sugar Works Employs Over 7,500 People , by road, north of Jinja (Jinja, Uganda), the largest city in Busoga sub-region, on an all weather tarmac highway. Distance Between Jinja And Kamuli With Map The coordinates of Kamuli are:00 56 42N, 33 07 30 (Latitude:0.9450; Longitude:33.1250). Location of Kamuli At Google Maps thumb View of Bujagali Falls (Image:Bujagali.jpg) '''Bujagali Falls''' (also spelled '''Budhagali''') was a waterfall near Jinja (Jinja, Uganda) in Uganda where the Nile River comes out of Lake Victoria, sometimes considered the source of the Nile. Starting November 2011, the falls have become submerged by the newly built Bujagali Dam.


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Sciences * Busoga University (Jinja Campus) * Kampala University (Jinja Campus) * Kiira High School * Busoga Light Academy * Jinja School of Midwifery * Kensely High School * Jinja High School *Buwenge Parent's primary school Defense Jinja is the location of '''Qaddafi Barracks''', an institution of the Uganda People's Defence Force. The town is also the location of the Uganda Senior Command and Staff College, another UPDF institution, located at Kimaka, a neighborhood situated about , by road, north of Jinja (Jinja, Uganda), the largest city in Busoga sub-region, on an all weather tarmac highway. Distance Between Jinja And Kamuli With Map The coordinates of Kamuli are:00 56 42N, 33 07 30 (Latitude:0.9450; Longitude:33.1250). Location of Kamuli At Google Maps thumb View of Bujagali Falls (Image:Bujagali.jpg) '''Bujagali Falls''' (also spelled '''Budhagali''') was a waterfall near Jinja (Jinja, Uganda) in Uganda where the Nile River comes out of Lake Victoria, sometimes considered the source of the Nile. Starting November 2011, the falls have become submerged by the newly built Bujagali Dam.


written history

which separates it from Buganda, on the south by Lake ‎Victoria which separates it from Tanzania and Kenya, and on the east by the ‎‎Mpologoma River, which separates it from various smaller tribal groups ‎‎(Padhola, Bugwere, Bugisu, etc.). Busoga also includes some islands in ‎‎Lake Victoria, such as Buvuma Island.‎ ‎ , by road, north of Jinja (Jinja, Uganda), the largest city in Busoga sub-region, on an all weather tarmac highway. Distance Between Jinja And Kamuli With Map The coordinates of Kamuli are:00 56 42N, 33 07 30 (Latitude:0.9450; Longitude:33.1250). Location of Kamuli At Google Maps thumb View of Bujagali Falls (Image:Bujagali.jpg) '''Bujagali Falls''' (also spelled '''Budhagali''') was a waterfall near Jinja (Jinja, Uganda) in Uganda where the Nile River comes out of Lake Victoria, sometimes considered the source of the Nile. Starting November 2011, the falls have become submerged by the newly built Bujagali Dam.


original local

to the large rocks near the Ripon Falls. Here, on either bank of the river, were large flat rocks where small boats could be launched to cross the river. These rock formations were also accredited with providing a natural moderator for the water flow out of Lake Victoria. For the original local inhabitants, the location was a crossing point, for trade, migration and as a fishing post. This might explain why, despite this barrier, the two tribes have very similar languages, and the more powerful Baganda had an enormous influence on the Basoga. The area was called the 'Place of Rocks' or 'The Place of Flat Rocks'. The word for stones or rocks in the language of the Baganda (Luganda language) is ''''Ejjinja''' (Plural '''Amayinja'''), and in the Basoga dialect this became '''Edinda'''. The British used this reference to name the town they established - "Jinja" In 1954,with the building of the Owen Falls Dam, (later renamed Nalubaale Power Station, the Ripon Falls were submerged. Most of the 'Flat Rocks' that gave the area its name disappeared under water as well. However a description of what the area looked like can be found in the notes of John Hanning Speke, the first European to lay eyes on the Source of the Nile: :''“Though beautiful, the scene was not exactly what I expected, for the broad surface of the lake was shut out from view by a spur of hill, and the falls, about twelve feet deep and four to five hundred feet broad, were broken by rocks; still it was a sight that attracted one to it for hours. The roar of the waters, the thousands of passenger fish leaping at the falls with all their might, the fishermen coming out in boats, and taking post on all the rocks with rod and hook, hippopotami and crocodiles lying sleepily on the water, the ferry at work above the falls, and cattle driven down to drink at the margin of the lake, made in all, with the pretty nature of the country—small grassy-topped hills, with trees in the intervening valleys and on the lower slopes—as interesting a picture as one could wish to see.”'' , by road, north of Jinja (Jinja, Uganda), the largest city in Busoga sub-region, on an all weather tarmac highway. Distance Between Jinja And Kamuli With Map The coordinates of Kamuli are:00 56 42N, 33 07 30 (Latitude:0.9450; Longitude:33.1250). Location of Kamuli At Google Maps thumb View of Bujagali Falls (Image:Bujagali.jpg) '''Bujagali Falls''' (also spelled '''Budhagali''') was a waterfall near Jinja (Jinja, Uganda) in Uganda where the Nile River comes out of Lake Victoria, sometimes considered the source of the Nile. Starting November 2011, the falls have become submerged by the newly built Bujagali Dam.


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, by road, north of Jinja (Jinja, Uganda), the largest city in Busoga sub-region, on an all weather tarmac highway. Distance Between Jinja And Kamuli With Map The coordinates of Kamuli are:00 56 42N, 33 07 30 (Latitude:0.9450; Longitude:33.1250). Location of Kamuli At Google Maps thumb View of Bujagali Falls (Image:Bujagali.jpg) '''Bujagali Falls''' (also spelled '''Budhagali''') was a waterfall near Jinja (Jinja, Uganda) in Uganda where the Nile River comes out of Lake Victoria, sometimes considered the source of the Nile. Starting November 2011, the falls have become submerged by the newly built Bujagali Dam.


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Wairaka * Wanyange Girls School * Jinja Girls Secondary School * Jinja Senior Secondary School * St. James Senior Secondary School valign "top" * Masese Girls School * Holy Cross Schools * Mpavo University * Riverside Primary School * Arya School * Kiira Kids International School * Mwiri Primary School * Kakira Secondary School * Lords Meade School * Riverside Academy valign "top" * Nakanyonyi Girls School * St. Nicholas Primary School * International School of Health Sciences * Busoga University (Jinja Campus) * Kampala University (Jinja Campus) * Kiira High School * Busoga Light Academy * Jinja School of Midwifery * Kensely High School * Jinja High School *Buwenge Parent's primary school Defense Jinja is the location of '''Qaddafi Barracks''', an institution of the Uganda People's Defence Force. The town is also the location of the Uganda Senior Command and Staff College, another UPDF institution, located at Kimaka, a neighborhood situated about , by road, north of Jinja (Jinja, Uganda), the largest city in Busoga sub-region, on an all weather tarmac highway. Distance Between Jinja And Kamuli With Map The coordinates of Kamuli are:00 56 42N, 33 07 30 (Latitude:0.9450; Longitude:33.1250). Location of Kamuli At Google Maps thumb View of Bujagali Falls (Image:Bujagali.jpg) '''Bujagali Falls''' (also spelled '''Budhagali''') was a waterfall near Jinja (Jinja, Uganda) in Uganda where the Nile River comes out of Lake Victoria, sometimes considered the source of the Nile. Starting November 2011, the falls have become submerged by the newly built Bujagali Dam.


largest construction`;

to Jinja for refining into edible oil and other products. Jinja Bidco Factory is Largest in East Africa Hared Petroleum a petroleum company has also contributed to the growth of Jinja. It has a fuel depot and several fuel stations in the city. Excel construction company and Salini Construrori are also based in Jinja. These are some of the largest construction companies in Uganda. Salini Construrori is currently constructing the multi-billion dollar Bujagali Hydroelectric Power Dam project in Jinja on Bujagali falls, expected to be completed in 2012 Other industries in Jinja include the following: * Nile Agro Industries Ltd. * Mayuge Sugar Ind Ltd. * G.M. Sugar Ind Ltd. * Pramukh Steel Ltd. * Pramukh Polybag Ltd. * Royal Techno Projects Ltd. * Nile Surgicot Ltd. * Nile Aluminium Ltd. * Nile Derivatives Ltd. * Nile Plywood Limited * White Nile Dairy Limited. Nile Agroprocessors Limited * Engano Grain Millers Limited * Kengrow Industries Limited * Sky Fat Limited * Jinja Leather Tannery Limited * Uganda Steel Rolling Mills Limited - US$13 million plant under construction, with capacity to produce 150 metric tonnes of steel daily. * Alam Sugar Factory * Alam Thermal Power Station - A 20MW thermal power station, using baggase to generate electricity. Alam Group Building Three New Factories In Jinja * Azania Water Infrastructure Jinja boasts a main post office and several other smaller branches, town hall, a main hospital, pharmacies and dispensaries. There is also a golf course, a sports center with tennis and other facilities available. There is a sports stadium in the city center as well as a football and athletics stadium in Bugembe, another suburb of Jinja, , by road, north of Jinja (Jinja, Uganda), the largest city in Busoga sub-region, on an all weather tarmac highway. Distance Between Jinja And Kamuli With Map The coordinates of Kamuli are:00 56 42N, 33 07 30 (Latitude:0.9450; Longitude:33.1250). Location of Kamuli At Google Maps thumb View of Bujagali Falls (Image:Bujagali.jpg) '''Bujagali Falls''' (also spelled '''Budhagali''') was a waterfall near Jinja (Jinja, Uganda) in Uganda where the Nile River comes out of Lake Victoria, sometimes considered the source of the Nile. Starting November 2011, the falls have become submerged by the newly built Bujagali Dam.


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institutions with branches in Jinja includes: valign "top" * Bank of Africa (Bank of Africa (Uganda)) * Bank of Baroda (Bank of Baroda (Uganda)) * Barclays Bank (Barclays Bank (Uganda)) * Centenary Bank * Crane Bank * DFCU Bank * Diamond Trust Bank (Diamond Trust Bank (Uganda) Limited) valign "top" * Equity Bank (Equity Bank (Uganda)) * Finance Trust Bank * Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB Uganda) * Orient Bank * PostBank Uganda * Stanbic Bank (Stanbic Bank (Uganda) Limited) * Standard Chartered Bank (Standard Chartered Bank (Uganda)) * Tropical Bank valign "top" * United Bank for Africa * Opportunity Uganda Limited, a Tier II Financial Institution (Banking in Uganda) * Pride Microfinance Limited, a Tier III Financial Institution (Banking in Uganda) * Jinja Currency Center - A currency storage and processing facility of the Bank of Uganda Bank of Uganda Maintains Jinja Currency Center * National Social Security Fund (National Social Security Fund (Uganda)) Education The city also has several educational establishments including: valign "top" * The eastern campus of Makerere University * Fairland University * Jinja College * Jinja Philosophy Center * Busoga College Mwiiri (Busoga College) * Kiira College Butiiki * Madhvani College Wairaka * Wanyange Girls School * Jinja Girls Secondary School * Jinja Senior Secondary School * St. James Senior Secondary School valign "top" * Masese Girls School * Holy Cross Schools * Mpavo University * Riverside Primary School * Arya School * Kiira Kids International School * Mwiri Primary School * Kakira Secondary School * Lords Meade School * Riverside Academy valign "top" * Nakanyonyi Girls School * St. Nicholas Primary School * International School of Health Sciences * Busoga University (Jinja Campus) * Kampala University (Jinja Campus) * Kiira High School * Busoga Light Academy * Jinja School of Midwifery * Kensely High School * Jinja High School *Buwenge Parent's primary school Defense Jinja is the location of '''Qaddafi Barracks''', an institution of the Uganda People's Defence Force. The town is also the location of the Uganda Senior Command and Staff College, another UPDF institution, located at Kimaka, a neighborhood situated about , by road, north of Jinja (Jinja, Uganda), the largest city in Busoga sub-region, on an all weather tarmac highway. Distance Between Jinja And Kamuli With Map The coordinates of Kamuli are:00 56 42N, 33 07 30 (Latitude:0.9450; Longitude:33.1250). Location of Kamuli At Google Maps thumb View of Bujagali Falls (Image:Bujagali.jpg) '''Bujagali Falls''' (also spelled '''Budhagali''') was a waterfall near Jinja (Jinja, Uganda) in Uganda where the Nile River comes out of Lake Victoria, sometimes considered the source of the Nile. Starting November 2011, the falls have become submerged by the newly built Bujagali Dam.


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on February 12, 1999. International Hand Iganga is a NGO operating in the area supporting education and community development. The main offices of the organisation are located in the United States of America. International Hand Foundation is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. Transport Iganga is served by a station (Railway stations in Uganda) on the Uganda Railways. The highway from the border with Kenya


early period

by the Mpologoma River. Busoga experienced massive movement of people right from the early period that led ‎to its construction as a nation. Several factors contributed to the trend of events. ‎They included mainly factors ranging from famine and security. Today, these factors ‎continue to affect and define the population mobility in the kingdom, in addition to ‎the quest for employment and social amenities. The changes in the ‎‎demographical trends have continued to witness

Jinja, Uganda

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'''Jinja''' is the second largest town in Uganda, Africa. It is the second busiest commercial center in the country, after Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. Jinja was established in 1907.

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