Kampala city is the largest and the capital city of Uganda with five divisions of Kampala Central Division, Kawempe Division, Rubaga Division, Makindye Division, and Nakawa Division. It covers an area of 189sq.km with a total population of over 4m people. It is ranked among the fastest growing cities in the world and among the best cities to live in the East Africa due to its tropical rain climate, weather and the friendliest people in Africa.
It grew as the capital of Buganda kingdom with the kasubi tombs built in 1881, the Lubiri palace, Buganda parliament and the Buganda court of justice damaged during the Uganda – Tanzania war so they have been rebuilt with new constructions of hotels, banks, shopping malls, hospitals. Kampala was originally built on seven hills the Kasubi hill, Mengo hill, kibuli hill, Namirembe, Rubaga, Nsambya and Kampala but they have now extended to more hills like Mulago, Tank, Nakasero. Kampala also has Nakasero market, St. Balikkudembe, Nakawa among others. It is also known for its night life with casino like Kampala, casino samba, and Mayfair casino. Modes of transport used are taxis, coasters, buses, and motor bikes and are commonly used during the rush hours of Kampala jam.
Kampala’s top tourist attractions include the independence monument situated in the heart of Kampala 6m high, the Uganda national museum which explores the country’s tribal heritage through an extensive collection of artifacts, Bahai house of worship known as the mother temple of Africa, Namugongo martyrs shrine this Balicia is dedicated to 22 Christian congregants and it is celebrated every 3rd of June who were burnt by Kabaka Mwanga for their allegiance to Christianity, the national theatre and craft village entertainment for music, dance, drama, film performances, Kasubi royal tombs UNESCO and a world heritage site where the Buganda kings are buried, Ahmaddiya Central mosque in Kampala which can accommodate 9000 worshippers, Rubaga cathedral built in 1914 that houses the remains of the late archbishop Joseph Kiwanka first Africa catholic bishop , Kabaka lake dug in 1880 out of the orders of kabaka mwanga as an escape corridor to lake Victoria, Ndere troupe introducing you to Africa’s culture.
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