About Lugazi

Lugazi is a town in the Buikwe District of the Central Region of Uganda. The town is also called “Kawolo”, and the two names are interchangeably used by the local inhabitants.


The town is on the Kampala-Jinja Highway, approximately 45 kilometres (28 mi) by road, east of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city.

Its is approximately 23 kilometres (14 mi), by road, east of Mukono, the nearest large town, also on the highway between Kampala and Jinja.

The average elevation of the Lugazi is about 1,204 metres (3,950 ft).

The coordinates of Lugazi are 0°22’08.0″N, 32°56’25.0″E (Latitude:0.368889; Longitude:32.940278).

Points of interest

The following points of interest lie within the town or close to its boundaries:

Cathedral of Our Lady Queen of Peace
Cathedral of Our Lady Queen of Peace


The 2002 national census estimated the population of Lugazi at 27,979. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 34,500. In 2011, UBOS estimated the population at 35,500.

In 2014, the national census put the population at 114,163.