Kampala - A Magnificent City Of Hills

    By Digital_Zone

    ampala fondly referred to as'The Green city in sunlight'is really a magnificent city, the biggest and most lively city in the united states Uganda. The administrative capital of Uganda, Kampala regained its status because the capital city of Uganda after independence in 1962. The town nearing the Lake Victoria to the South depicts both colonial and modern architecture, with historical and folklore facts and as once a perfect habitat for "Impala" the city was called the "Hill of Impala" which is translated in Luganda as "Kasozi K'empala" and finally "Kampala ".
    Situated on an altitude of 1,180m above sea level, Kampala has a population of about 2 million people spread over 21 hills on that the city stands. The city has since spread from a 19 square kilometers hamlet, to end up being the "city of 7 hills ".

    The hills which make up Kampala include: Old Kampala Hill which is 4000 feet above sea level, is a mix of both industrial and suburban area with buildings mostly of Indian style. Main attractions: Range from the Fort built by Captain Fredrick Lugard near the old Kampala mosque and the seat of the Uganda Muslim Supreme council.
    Mengo Hill that is 4000 feet above sea level got its name from "Mengo" a Luganda word meaning grinding stones. History has it that people from Ssesse Islands who settled with this hill used stones to grid food. Main attractions: Kabaka's palace (King's palace), The Kabaka's lake which will be the greatest man made lake in the united kingdom with a wide selection of Bird species, The 1900 Agreement involving the Kabaka of Buganda and British colonial officers was signed in Mengo, Kisingiri's three storied 100 roomed house more than 100 years old and more than 100 hundred old giant turtles imported from the Seychelles Islands.

    Namirembe Hill that is 4,134 feet above sea level got its name from "Mirembe" which means "Peace ".Main attractions: St. Paul's Cathedral, The Kasubi Tombs - Royal Burial grounds for Buganda Kings, Uganda's first hospital-mengo Hospital started by Sir Albert Cook, The Bulange-Buganda's Parliament and Sanyu babies'home an orphanage.
    Rubaga Hill which will be 4,134 feet above sea level derives its name from "Kubanga" which way to "Plan ".Baganda generals planned their wars with this Hill. Main attractions: Rubaga Cathedral, Pope John Paul VI Memorial hall, Burial grounds of the country's first Bishop and the first black Archbishop south of Sahara.  Kampala International University

    Nakasero Hill that will be 4,134 feet above sea level is just a residential Area as well as a professional district. Main attractions: State House, major hotels and shopping centers. Kololo Hill that will be 4,305 feet above sea level is really a residential area with beautiful houses and well planned roads. Main attractions: Kololo Airstrip, with a burial ground for "national heroes"
    Kibuli Hill is really a home to Muslims. Main attractions: Kibuli mosque and Kibuli Hospital
    Nsambya Hill which can be 4,010 feet above sea level is called the home to the Mill Hill fathers. Main attractions: St. Peters Pro-Cathedral and Nsambya Hospital.
    Naguru Hill (4,331 feet), Mbuya Hill (4,269 feet), Mulago Hill (4,134 feet) is a home to Mulago Hospital and the Uganda Museum, Makerere Hill (4,188 feet) home to Makerere University, Buziga Hill (4,322 feet) and Muyenga Hill (4,3285 feet) are residential areas for upper class, Mutundwe Hill (4,312 feet), Mutungo Hill(4,208 feet), Kireka Hill (4,189 feet) a house to Mandela sports stadium, Makindye Hill and Banda Hill which really is a home to the Queen Mother's palace.

    Kampala, a green and hilly city is safe and has grown to become hub of international activities as well as the nations commercial, Industrial and financial center. The town with a wide variety of accommodation along with entertainment facilities ands is one of the fastest growing cities of Africa.

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