Kampala is the capital and more the big city of the Uganda.
HistoryBefore the arrival of the British , the king of the Buganda, Kabaka, had chosen the area which would become Kampala like its favorite hunting ground. The zone was made up of many hills and marshes. This ground contained many varieties of Antilope S, of which the Impala.
On their arrival, the British re-elected the area hills of Impala . Derivation in Bugandais language gave Kasozi Ka Mpala ( Kasozi ka meaning hill of ). With the oral examination Ka Mpala resembling only one word with the ear. When the king was going to drive out, bugandais them said Kabaka a' genze E Ka' mpala ( Kabaka left in Ka' mpala ). The name of Kampala had appeared.
Kampala grew like the capital of the kingdom bugandais, of which many buildings still survive, the such Kasubi tombs (built in 1881), the Parliament bugandais, the court of justice bugandaise and the site of the crowning of Naggalabi Buddo.
In 1962, Kampala taken the place of Entebbe in the capacity as capital of the country. The greatest part of the city was destroyed after the war against the Tanzania in 1978, then by the inversion of the dictatorship of Idi Amin in 1979 and the civil war which followed from there. The city was then rebuilt on healthier bases.
GeographyKampala is located almost at the center of the Ugandan territory, not far from the Lake Victoria.
The city is divided into 5 districts:
- Kawempe (Kampala) in north
- Rubaga (Kampala) in the east
- Center (Kampala)
- Makindye (Kampala) in the south
- Nakawa (Kampala) in the west
Following the example many cities, Kampala claims to be built on 7 hills, although this is not completely exact. Here the list of the 7 historical hills :
- Kasubi: first hill in historical order of importance. It is there that the tombs Kasubi are.
- Mengo: It is at this place that is the palate current Kabaka and the court of justice bugandaise.
- Kibuli: It is there that the mosque of Kibuli is. The Islam had already been brought to Uganda before the arrival of the Christian missionaries .
- Namirembe: Site of the Protestant cathedral. The Protestants were the first Christians with évangéliser Uganda.
- Rubaga: Site of the catholic cathedral and where the general headquarter of the white Frères
- Nsambya is located: One finds there the hospital Nsambya
- Kampala: Hill of Impala where the ruins of strong Lugard are. It is of this hill that the city draws its name.
The aspect of the city is deeply marked by the territory which surrounds it: hills in north, marsh of papyrus and Lake Victoria in the south.
The town of Kampala counts broad agricultural extents which represent small-scale farmings of self-subsistence for its inhabitants. The raising of prices of the grounds because of the enlarging of the city involves a strong land speculation on these grounds, in spite of the efforts of the municipality to offer residences at affordable prices for its inhabitants.
DemographyKampala shelters 5% of the Ugandan population. Of 1991 with 2002 the city knew an average annual rate of increase in 3,9%.
MiseryKampala is a city devastated by poverty and the bad sanitary arrangements due to a too fast and uncontrolled growth of the city.
39% of the population of Kampala saw under the threshold of absolute Pauvreté and 43% of its population are without employment. 9,2% of the population of the city are contaminated by the virus of the AIDS. This rate reaches 47% in the prostitutes.
- Given on the town of Kampala (English)
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