Entebbe

Entebbe

Entebbe is a city in Central Uganda and was, at one time, the seat of government for the Protectorate of Uganda, prior to independence in 1962. Entebbe is the location of Entebbe International Airport, Uganda's largest commercial and military airport. Entebbe is also the location of State House, the official office and residence of the President of Uganda.

Entebbe sits on the northern shores of Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake. Entebbe is situated in Wakiso District, approximately 37 kilometres (23 mi), southwest of Kampala, Uganda's largest city and capital.

The Municipality is located on a peninsula into Lake Victoria covering a total area of 56.2 square kilometres (21.7 sq mi), out of which 20 square kilometres (7.7 sq mi) is water.

During the 2002 national census, Entebbe's population was estimated at 55,086 people. In 2008, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population of the city at 70,200. In 2011, UBOS estimated the population of Entebbe at approximately 79,700.

Information based on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entebbe