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Kalangala is situated in Lake Victoria/ South Western Uganda. It covers an area of 9,066.8Km2. Only 432.1Km2 (4.8%) is land and the rest is water. Total population is 34,766 (20,849 male and 13,917 female). Kalangala district is entirely made up of a total of 84 Islands widely scattered in Lake Victoria. The biggest Island is Buggala and covers an area of 296Km2. It is bordered by Mpigi district to the North, Mukono to the East, the Democratic republic of Tanzania to the South and Masaka and Rakai districts to the West.
The islanders depend a lot on fishing. They always migrate following the seasonal movements of fish.
Climate and Vegetation
Kalangala experience a typical humid climate. The annual rainfall ranges from 1,125 to 2,250mm and the rainfall peaks are in March - May and October to November.
When it comes to tranquil white sandy beaches, water wonder and natural rain forests, there is non other than Kalangala with the best. The 80 different Islands that add up the Ssese Islands grant more incredible experiences of life in Africa’s’ biggest Lake Victoria. This is a heaven in its making that offer a wonderful get away destination from the shove and flurry of the main land with in Uganda. Kalangala is composed of different Island resorts such as the Bulago Island beaches and the Chimpanzee sanctuary on Ngamba Island. Kalangala has attracted both the local and foreign tourists due to its uncountable beaches hence providing the great holiday. Besides tourism, the Ssese Islands are rich lands with fertile soils, plentiful water supply, natural tropical forests and above all jolly faces when ever you visit.
The enrolment of pupils had increased to 3,867 from 2,400 in 1997 due to the introduction of the Universal Primary Education (UPE) program. Nevertheless this is still low because from the study of the population structures in Kalangala, it has been noted that only 38% go to school. This means that 62% of the school going age children can not access the primary education.
Kalangala district is connected to the main land by ferry and several boats. The main means of transport linking the Ssese Islands with in and to the main land is water transport. Recently the district obtained a new bigger ferry from the government to improve transport to and from Kalangala district.
The district is served by all the mobile telecommunication networks in Uganda. That is Uganda Telecom, MTN and Celtel Uganda. A first radio station in the district is near completion. This will simplify the broadcasting of information with in the district once it is completed. The mean annual temperatures vary from 250C to 27.50C with minimums of 17 – 180C. The district receives plentiful sunshine with up to 7.3 hours of sunshine per day.
The district is divided into two sub health districts whose centres of operation are the health centre (HC) IVs. These are headed by a medical officer. Kalangala is served by 12 health units;
The endangered mountain gorillas are almost exitinct with only 750 in number shared between Bwindi National Park, Parc de volcanoes National park of Rwanda and Virunga of Congo. Safaris to Uganda's remaining mountain gorillas in Bwindi NP is memorable experience that contribute greatly to the survival of these mountain gorillas.More information on the mountain gorillas
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