About Kalongo

About Kalongo Town

Kalongo is a town in the Northern Region of Uganda. It is one of the urban centers in Agago District.

Kalongo is located in the Acholi sub-region. It is approximately 78 kilometres (48 mi) southeast of Kitgum, the nearest large town. This is approximately 155 kilometres (96 mi), by road, northeast of Gulu, the largest city in the sub-region.

The 2002 national population census estimated the town’s population at 9,700. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 14,300. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 15,000.

The following points of interest are found in the town of Kalongo, or near the edges of the town:

  • Offices of Kalongo Town Council
  • Kalongo central market
  • Dr. Ambrosoli Memorial Hospital, a 350-bed community hospital administered by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu
  • Kalongo School of Nursing & Midwifery, a nursing and midwifery school affiliated with and administered by the Dr. Ambrosoli Memorial Hospital
  • Mount Kalongo, a solid rock formation that rises to a peak of 1,600 metres (5,200 ft) above sea-level, towering approximately 400 metres (1,300 ft) to the northwest of town
  • St. Charles Lwanga College, a mixed, boarding, secondary school (S1 – S6) affiliated with the Catholic Church
  • Kalongo Airstrip, a private airstrip administered by the Dr. Ambrosoli Memorial Hospital
  • St. Mary’s School of Midwivery, affiliated with the Dr. Ambrosoli Memorial Hospital, with 120 students in 2011

Take a tour around Kalongo Town

Map of Kalongo