UN-HABITAT.:. Publicationss
View Shopping Cart (Empty)
View Cart
Register/Log In
Search in:
Advanced Search
Urban Development and Management (615)
Land and Housing (318)
Environment and Climate Change (162)
Water Sanitation and Infrastructure (260)
Urban Economy and Financing Shelter (70)
Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation (96)
Social Inclusion (174)
General (182)
Information and Monitoring (115)
Evaluation (26)
Urban Syria (6)
POST 2015 Spanish
POST-2015 (18)
Urban Syria (6)
Latest Releases
Most Popular Downloads
Urban World
Book Fairs
Search the full text of our books:

Google Book Search

Publications Homepage
Mbarara Municipality Urban Profile - Uganda
Rapid Urban Sector Profiling for Sustainability (Series title)

The Municipality of Mbarara is believed to have picked its name from a tall grass locally known as Emburara (Hyperemia ruffa) that covered the whole area. Its real commercial growth begun with the appearance of the Asian trader and by 1950, there were about 15 commercial premises operating in the town. More commercial enterprises were set up in 1950 and 1960. In 1957, it was declared a township authority under the British Administration at Kamukuzi, and elevated to Municipality Status in 1974.

The current economy of Mbarara Municipality is predominantly based on the social services sector, the informal sector activities, trade, and industry. Mbarara is the biggest town in the western part of Uganda and the second transit town between Rwanda and Uganda. Majority of people derive their livelihood from employment income (54.3 percent), business industry (26 percent), farming (7.1 percent), property (1.6 percent) and other incomes (10.9 percent), (Mbarara Municipality Three Year Rolling Development Plan, 2019/10-2011/12).

Other profiles for Uganda include

  • Uganda National Urban Profile
  • Kitgum Urban Profile - Uganda
  • Mbale Urban Profile - Uganda
  • Mbarara Municipality Urban Profile - Uganda

DOWNLOAD: (1.287 Kb)

ISBN Series Number: - Not available -
ISBN: 978-92-1-132444-0
HS Number: 029/12E
Series Title: Rapid Urban Sector Profiling for Sustainability
Pages: 84
Year: 2012
Publisher: UN-HABITAT
Co-Publisher : - Not available -
Languages: English
Themes: Urban Development and Management
Countries: Uganda
Branch/Office: Executive Director
Post Your review of this publication
Your Name:
Your E-mail:
Your Comment:
Verification code:

Please type the code from the picture in the space provided.

CAPTCHA Code Image
Speak the code Change the      code
Site Map | Site Directory | Contact Us | Feedback | Terms & Conditions | Fraud and scam alert