Documentary survey of crime in Kampala, Uganda 1956-60
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations.|bEconomic Commission for Africa.;
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Kampala1 is the largest town in Uganda and is, in effect, its capital, although Entebbe, twenty miles away on the shore of Lake Victoria is still the administrative headquarters of the country. Southern Uganda is a land of small hills intersected by swamps. In the area of about three by six miles occupied by Greater Kampala, this, too, is the case, so that writers have likened Kampala to "Rome of the Seven Hills". At the present rate and scale of urban development the hills are the nuclei of quarters or of suburbs. They are in some cases, crowned with a, distinctive institution a cathedral or mosque, a college or, a hospital. Often, too, the hills hide in their folds the; denser and busier parts of the town, which have been reclaimed from the swamps.