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Welcome to Buganda Kingdom Official Website

The Kingdom of Buganda is situated in the Central region of the country known today as Uganda. It is right in the heart of Africa astride the Equator and in the North West shores of Lake Victoria and it's also the source of the great river Nile. Buganda Kingdom is the home to the nation's political and commercial capital city Kampala as well as the country's main International airport Entebbe.

The Kingdom's equatorial climate provides plentiful sunshine which is moderated by relatively high altitude. Since it's near Lake Victoria, it's mean annual temperature ranges from 16 degrees 25 degrees Celsius. Daytime temperature averages between 8 degrees to 10 degrees Celsius warmer than night temperatures. Rainfall is evenly distributed around the area and the mean annual rainfall often exceeds 2100 millimeters. The area is warm rather than hot and temperatures vary little throughout the year.The Baganda had a centralised system of government which by 1750 was the most well organised More..

Introduction

Originally, the Kingdom of Buganda was a small territory consisting of the Busiro, Busujju, Kyaddondo Mawokota and some small portions of Ssingo and Bulemeezi counties. However, during the early years of its making, there were considerable rivalry between Buganda and Bunyoro Kingdoms which fueled constant fighting over various territories between the two. This led to a Gradual expansion of Buganda Kingdom until it grew to the twenty counties that constituted Buganda at its pinnacle.

Ssese islands were autonomous within Buganda right from the beginning and only reserved as the islands of the gods which were not directly governed by Buganda but this was altered in the 1900 agreement.

A map showing the location of each county can be obtained from Buganda Tourism Center at a fee of only 3,000 Ugandan shillings but will be hosted here in the near future.

The following list gives the counties:

  • Gomba
  • Butambala
  • Kyaddondo
  • Kyaggwe
  • Busiro
  • Bulemeezi
  • Ssingo
  • Buluuli
  • Kooki
  • Bugerere
  • Ssese
  • Buddu
  • Busujju
  • Buvuma
  • Kabula
  • Mawogola
  • Buweekula
  • Mawokota