Kisoro, Place in Western Region of Uganda, Uganda.

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For Kisoro District, see Kisoro District. Place in Western Region of Uganda, Uganda

Kisoro is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. It is the chief town of Kisoro District and the site of the district headquarters.



Kisoro is approximately 43 kilometres (27:mi), by road, west of Kabale, the largest town in the Kigezi sub-region. This is approximately 460 kilometres (290:mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and its largest city. Kisoro is east of Rumangabo and the Virunga Mountains in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The geographical coordinates of Kisoro are 1°17'06.0"S, 29°41'06.0"E (Latitude:-1.2850; Longitude:29.6850).


Kisoro is located under the peaks of the Mufumbiro Mountains, which are part of the Virunga Mountains and home to rare mountain gorillas. Mountain scenery, Lake Mutanda, colorful markets, and volcano trekking also are available for visitors to Kisoro. It is the nearest town to the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and is an access town for those traveling to Rwanda or the DRC for gorilla tracking in the Volcanoes National Park or the Virunga National Park.


The 2002 national census estimated the population of Kisoro at 11,330. The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 12,700 in 2010. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 12,900. In 2014, the national population census estimated the population at 17,561.

Points of interest

The following additional points of interest are located within the town limits or near its edges:

Kisoro District
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Kale Kayihura
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Kale Kayihura ... Minister for security Henry Tumukunde replaced. Kale Kayihura was born in Kisoro District, Western Uganda, on 26 December 1955. He is the son of Johnson...

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Kabale–Kisoro–Bunagana Road
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Kigezi sub-region
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