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At Independence in 1962, Mpigi was part of Buganda Kingdom. Following the abolition of kingdoms in 1967, Buganda was divided into 4 districts-East Mengo, West Mengo, Mubende and Masaka districts.
Mpigi boarders the districts of Mubende in the North, Wakiso in the East, Kalangala and Masaka in the South and Sembabule in the West. The main language is Luganda.
The district has over 414,757 people, 206,012 of which are females and 208,745 are males.
The major economic activity in Mpigi district is Agriculture with food crops like Sweet potatoes, Beans, Cassava, Maize, Bananas, ground nuts etc. Cash crops include coffee and cotton. More so fruits and vegetables like Tomatoes, Onions and cabbage are grown in the Mpigi.
It has a total of 324 primary schools with 246 government, 57 private and 21 community schools. For secondary schools, the district has over 37 schools, 16 are government, 10 private and 11 community.
It also has 3 technical institutions, 3 teacher training colleges and Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi.
It has 17 Government dispensaries (II), 13 Government health centres (III), 4 private dispensaries, 24 clinics. It also has a Government hospital in Gombe with 104 beds and Entebbe Hospital with 147 beds. Uganda catholic Medical Bureau Kisubi with 74 beds and Nkozi hospital with 90 beds.
Mpanga Forest Reserve is an hour’s drive from Kampala. This is excellent for a day trip an the main attractions are; mighty trees with the knotted roots, monkeys, birds, butterflies, snakes though some are dangerous,.
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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